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JANUARY 7, 1925 

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strengthen the Units,— G. W. Bench, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Evangelism in the Church School — ^Austin E. Staley, 

Teaching the Bible — President E. E. Jacobs, 

Eternal Life — Samuel Kiehl, 

That I May Know Him — Charles W. Mayes, 

Our Worship Program, 

Christian Service — Newell Snyder, 

Understand the Power of the Blood, 9 

Notes on the Sunday School Lesson — (Edwin Boardman, 10 

New Editor of Sunday School Notes — G. S. Baer, lo 

Junior Endeavor Notes — Ida G. Weaver, 11 

News from the Field, 12-15 

The Tie That Binds, 16 

In the Shadow ifi 


Strengthen the Units 

By G. W. Rench 

"Take heed unto thyself." So said the great apostle to tha 
Gentiles (1 Tim. 4:16). If 1925 is to be better than 1924, I know, I 
must begin there with myself. The unit of the congregation is the 
individual believer. If our congregations arc to be bigger, then we 
must bestow more care on the individual Christian. Most of our 
efforts have been given to increasing the number of units. Our pro- 
gram covers day's instead of yeans. The outstanding need of our 
cause is strengthening the units we have rather than increasing the 
number of them. As long as the unlits are little, jealous, penurious, 
fault-finders the added units are most likely to become like them. 
Multiplying organizations will not remedy the evil; this only makes 
the weakness stand out more prominent. 

Along this line I think it was Milton w'ho said, "It is bettpr 
to work for the growth of one virtuous person than for the restraint 
of ten vicious persons." I wonder if there is not some truth in that 
statement. Declaiming against popular sins of the day has its place, 
of course, but what about those choice souls untaught and in the 
formative period waiting the touch of the spiritual shepherd to 
arouse and lead linto fields of usefulness? Why, ministers are discov- 
ered and made in that way! Many a young man has decided his life 
work because some praying deacon whose life was in harmony with 
his praying, laid his hand upon his shoulder andl said, ' ' Young 
man, the Lord wants you for a minister. I shall not cease praying 
until you say 'yes' to him." WTiat better woitk could the ofBieial 
board perform than call some young man in their session and say, 
"We have been impressed with your special aptness in the Word of 
God, and we have called you in the session to inform you that X\e 
are anxious that you accept the call to this high and holy work?" 
One of the greatest preachers of this State decided his calling when 
but a boy dn the mountains of Tennessee, barefooted and ragged he 
went in the little store with a dozen cggsl "to trade for groceries"; 
and an old minister who happened to be in, said, "that boy will 
be a great preacher some of these days." The boy became a man, 
but hje said I nevjer could get away from those words. What if 
that old forsaken preacher had not spoken; or speaking, had made 
belittling remarks about "lazy preachers?" Our pioneere in the 
work, the men who built our brotherhood, the men who established 
the churches that a lot of us preachers are enjoying today, went out 

as did Abraham, not knowing whither they went. No sacrifice was 
too great. They paid the price. They did not classify themselves 
as $600, -$800, or $1,000 dollar men and refuse to preach unless they 
could remain in their class. Oh, no. IThere was no dollar mark upon 
them. If there were no place open, they made a place. Most of the 
calls were from individuals, and not from big churches. Many a 
meeting was held in school houses. I was ordained to the minist^ 
in a school house; and it was in the same building where I preached 
my first sermon. Those were days when the units of the' church were 
developed, talents were searched out, and stalwart Christian char- 
acters were developed. In those days men were called to the sacred 
ministry by secret ballot of the congregation, and it was held as a 
tenant of our holy religion that the voice of the congregation, prayer- 
fully and adequately expressed, was the call of God. ■ We are falling 
down in supplying the ranks of the ministry by permlitting young 
men to offer themselves. The failure is apparent — a self-respecting, 
modest, young man does not offer himself. Church leaders, here is a 
problem for you. Many of our church leaders are as far away from 
our youngi men when it comes to urging them to accept the ministry 
as a life work as they are from the polar regions. The personal 
touch is wanting. They should have their eyes on the young men of 
the church lending every encouragement to enter the mlinistry. 

Publishing Day 
The Last Sunday in January 


A Generous Offering from Eveiy Church to Apply on Pub- 
lishing House Debt. 

A twenty-five per cent interest in Evangelist Subscrip- 
tions, if the church paper is not on your church budget. 

Brethren Sunday School literature used in every Brethren 

Plan to make the Day a great success. 

JANUARY 7, 1925 


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Many of our evangelistic meetings are planned without much re- 
gard to strengthening the units in the eongi-egation. But little 
thought is give^ to the lasting quaUties of a meeting on the member- 
ship of the church. Heaven and earth is moved, if possible to accom- 
pUsh immediate results. Crowds must be had at aU hazards; numbers 
of so called converts the only thing thought about and stressed (if not 
sinners, then church members). Everything for the "sTveet now 
and now." If the pastor does not join in all the high tension 
methods even to forgetting his "high calling of God in Chiist 
Jesus," he is set down as jealous of the evangeUst (ha! ha!) and 
is forthwith to be ignored. The auctioneer 'd method is all you hear: 
"fiifteen, let's make it twenty; twenty, givie me thirty; going up, 
we ought to have fifty; hurrah,— Mrs. Joke's Sunday school class 
have all come in a body— now let's make it one hundred." Yes, and 
the teacher of that class with a half dozen other teachers are placing 
before their classes "the beautiful example" of leaving the church 
every Sunday morning before the preaching service of the church! 
Where the sheep go, of course, the lambs will follow. The meeting 
has not planned to deal with a situation like that, a situation so 
serious in the average church that "Sunday school religion" is all 
that half the people will tolerate. And this situation (only one of 
many) has become so serious that many church leaders are actually 
discussing the situation as to whether the "Modern Sunday school 
is a help or a hindrance to the church." IT OUE. DEADERS DO 
religion established by other people makes it difficult for Brethren 
people to place before the world a higher example. BUT, BEFORE 
GOD, IT IS OUR OPPORTUNITY. The great question for 1925 is, 
WILL BRETHREN LEADERS LEAD? "Nevertheless, When the 
iSon of man cometh, shall he find faith (Marg. the faith) on the 
(Continued on page 6) 


The Business Manager informs us that he has received more 
than a dozen orders for Brethren Annuals since the last copy was 
mailed out. Pastors having copies for which they have no place are 
requested to return them that these late orders may be filled. Please 
do this promptly. 

Brother S. E. Christiansen, pastor at Roanoke, Virginia, says 
twenty-eight souls made confession, sixteen of which united vrith 
the Brethren church, during the campaig-n recently conducted by 
Brother A. L. Lynn of Pittsburgh. His church was otherwise greatly 

The girls who sailed for France soon after last General Confer- 
ence to further equip themselves for mission work in Africa are hard 
at work, and are eagerly looking foi'ward to the time w'hen they 
will sail for the field of action, according to a letter published in 
this issue from Sister Estella Myers. 

Dr. W. H. Beachler tells of his enjoyable and successful cam- 
paign with Brother W. I. Duker and the 'Elkhart, Indiana, people. 
Though Brother Beachler does not give out the results of the meet- 
ing, he lets out enough for us to know that the campaign was a 
great success. And we should expect nothing less from two such 
live wires as Beachler and Duker. The Elkhart church is going for- 
ward under the leadership of Brother Duker. 

The Pittsbugh church felt very keenly the death of our young 
brother, Samuel Wilcox, as is evidenced by the resolutions published 
lin this issue. We have observed too that the student body of Ash- 
land College was deeply impressed with his long illness and death, 
and have given many expressions of appreciation of the influence 
that this splendid young man exercised while in school there. 

Brother A. E. Whitttd wilites of his leave taking at Morrill, 
Kansa,3, where he was pastor for six years and received a hundred 
souls into the church, and of his taking up the work at Beaver City, 
Nebraska, wtere he was recently assisted by Brother A. E. Thomas 
in a revival during which time the community was gripped by a 
blizzard. Upon leaving Morrill the good people showed their high 
regard for him and his help-meet in a most practical way. 

Dr. M. A. Witter speaks appreciatively of the people at Marianna, 
Pennsylvania and their pastor and family. Whom he assisted in an 
evangelistic campaign in October last. He says the field is promis- 
ing though difficult. 

Brother Homer Anderson and the Brethren of Roanoke, Indiana, 
where he is patsor, are going forward unitedly and with marked suc- 
cess. The Sunday school has increased from a dozen to the one 
hundred mark and the spirit of co-operation is fine. 

Brother Thomas F. Howell gives a most excellent report of the 
good work being done at Mulvane, Kansas, where a dead church has 
been resurrected and the membership increased from 30 to 88. The 
iSunday school is crowding the house, the W. M. S. is doing a fine 
piece of work and the Christian Endeavor is quite active and shoul- 
dering its part in the national work, as it well may, considering that 
it has a worker on the Kentucky field. 

Our correspondent from Warsaw writes of another greatly en- 
joyed visit of Brother Yoder, who closed an eight year pastorate 
there more than a score of years ago, and It is evident that thej- 
still have a very warm love for him. Brother Hartman also speaks 
of the closing) of the pastorate of Brother Miles J. Snyder and pays 
him a very kind and well-deserved tribute for the higli quality of 
work that he gave to this people. Similar words of praise could be 
said of him in relation to every interest which he served, and we 
can well imderstaud the disappointment of this church in losing 
such an efficient pastor. But they are fortunate in securing so 
capable a successor in the person of Brother C. C, Grisso. 

Dr. Martin Shively, bursar of Ashland College, makes his prom- 
ised complete report of receipts for Educational Day offering. Some 
churches, we can truly say, have really done well, while others leave 
much to be desired and stiU others are conspicuous for their absence 
in the list. Possibly some have had financial difficulties the last 
year and others have had unusual heavy local expense. Still we 
cannot believe that any church is justified in cutting off all support, 
or even a major portion of such support, of outside interests in times 
of financial stress in order that every home need (real or imagin- 
ary) may be gratified. No church can prosper on a policy of selfish- 

Brother DyoU Belote writes a good letter after a silence of a 
number of months. But he has had good reason for silence, and we 
wish to join with his host of other friends in congratulating him on 
his recovery so readily from his operation and that he has long since 
gotten back to his work with his accustomed energy, system and 
thoroughness. He reports nineteen confessions as a result of the 
campaign recently held with the assistance of Brother G. W. Kinzie 
and speaks appreciatively of the evangelist and his work. The var- 
ious auxiliaries are reported in good condition, the Christian En- 
deavor especially showing itself very much aUve and active. This 
should be encouraging to those who fear Endeavor has served its day. 
Brother Henry Rhinehart, treasurer of the Brethren Home, reports 
receipts that show a very creditable interest being maintained in 
this splendid institution. 


A few months ago, at the request of many, we resumed the old 
type of deovtioual article which we had formerly carried for a num- 
ber of years, but had dropped to give place to the Family Worship 
column. A number of our advisers claimed the Family Worship 
suggestions were not used and so were a waste of space and energy. 
We put out "feelers" and discovered however a considerable de- 
mand for a Family Worship guide. We are therefore attempting to 
meet both these demands, by continuing the devotional article, in 
the writing of which we find such generous co-operation, and supply- 
ing a Famlily Worship Program, which makes use not only of the 
devotional article in question, but of the regular weekly sermon as 

We sincerely hope this new feature will prove practicable and 
will be widely used. We have had in mind especially our isolated 
readers in the preparation of this initial program, though it is readily 
adaptable to tiose who are resident members of a congregation. We 
shall be pleased to receive any constructive criticism or suggestion 
that may lead to the improvement of this siervice, if indeed it be 
found practicable. 



JANUARY 7, 1925 


Evangelism in the Church School 

By Austin R. Staley 

{Address at the late Mid-West District Conference at Portis, Kansas) 

"And Jesus came aiid spake unto them, saying, All 
power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye 
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name 
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : Teach- 
ing them to observe all things whatsoever I ha^^e commanded 
you : and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the 
world" (Matt. 28:18-20). 

' ' The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life ; and HJi 

The greatest institution known to mankind is the church 
of God. It was founded and organized by Jesus himself, 
and for that reason if for no other it can ha-\-e no lival or 
substifute. While other organizations may come and go, 
the church can never be destroyed, or the promise of God 
is that, "The gates of hell shall not prevail against it." 

In the very beginning of this article we want to ask the 
question, What is the greatest need of the church today? 
We answer, the greatest need of the church in this age is 
that of soul-mnning. If I were requested to put the history 
of civilization into one word, I would use the Avord EVAN- 
GELISM, because all progress not only since the Christian 
era, but for all time, has been measured by the propagation 
of the .gospel. Some men seem to think that the greatest 
need of the church today is a better church building, a bet- 
ter choir or a better preacher. It is true that we need good 
church buildings, most of us need more and better equip- 
ment and we also need well prepared and holy consecrated 
preachers. But the greatest need of all is A BURNING PAS- 

The church that has the brightest prospects for a future 
usefulness in the world, is the soul-winning church. The 
churches at Thyatyra, Corinth and Laodieia have long ago 
been blotted out of existence because they forgot this heaven 
born mission, and hundreds of churches today are forced to 
close their doors for the same reason. But on the othei' 
hand, so long as a clifurch is engaged in soul-winning, and 
in obedience to the great commission, is teaching men to 
observe all things whatsoever Christ commanded, it will 
continue to live and grow for the gioiy of God'. 

EVANGELISM is the supreme work of the church. 
Christ came into the Avorld with an evangelistic message, 
' ' Repent for the Eingdom of heaven is at hand. ' ' After his 
resurrection he met on the mountain top with his disciples. 
And just before he ascended into heaven he commissioned 
them to go into all the world with the Good News of salva- 

The reason for the rapid increase of Christianity in the 
first century, is that the church had caught the true spirit 
of evangelism. 

With the exception of Jesus himself, Paul no dotibt 
was the greatest evangelist the world' has ever known. It 


by planning to make PUBLICATION DAY, the 
laist Sunday in January, a great success. Many 
churches fell down on this important matter last 
year, while some responded nobly. Whatever 
may have been your record last year, plan now to 
make a good one this year. 

A Generous Offering from Every Church 

was a burning passion for lost souls that sent liim out to 
preach the Gospel and organize Christian churches all over 
the then known world. When he was closing his earthly 
ministry and about to receive his reward, he wrote to Tim- 
othy his beloved son in Christ, these words, "Watch thou in 
all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelisit, 
niake full proof of thy ministry." 

If, as we believe, evangelism is the supreme task' of the 
chui'ch, then Me are also convinced that the Sunday school 
provides the most fruitful field for the cariying out of this 
great program. First, because: in the Sunday school we 
have the unconverted in larger numbers than in any other 
department of the church. Second, because: in the Sun- 
day school we find the individual in his most plastic stage. 
It is then that impressions made are the most lasting. In 
the hard cement walk we see the footprint of a little child. 
It was made when the cement was soft and plastic, at first 
it would have been easily removed. But to erase that little 
footprint today one would need to almost destroy the entire 
l)lock of cement. In one of our churches a few years ago 
a dear Christian man, ninety-seven years old. At times his 
mind seemed bad, but he could always tell of his boyhood 
days, and tell it alike every time. This proves to us, that 
the time to teach religion is in the early yearsa' of life. 

Successful evan,gelism in the church scliool, depends 
largely upon the teacher. The true teacher is an evangelist. 
Mr. Teacher, "you are the hinge upon which the Sunday 
school swings." Your work cannot be overestimated. You 
are to be a real fisher of men. Jesus says, "As the Father 
sent me so send I you.'" Are you occlupying your place 

If the teacher is to be efficient in this God given task, 
then he or she must possess certain fundamental qualifica- 

In the first place a teacher must be a true child of God. 
Must have a new heart. In the words of Jesus to Nico- 
demus, "Ye must be born again." To pull a drowning man 
out of the water, one must have a sure footing. Jesus said 
to Peter, "When thou art converted strengthen thy breth- 
ren." In these words Jesus implies that no one can be a 
success as a soul-winner unless he is a thoroughly converted 
person himself. 

In the second place, the teacher, to be efficient, must 
have a working knowledge of the Word of God. It is the 
sword of the spirit. It is the instrument God uses td reveal 
Christ, convict of sin and regenerate men. Others may rele- 
gate it to the library table as an ornament or to the mantle 
shelf as a dust collector, but the man who wins souls must 
use it to learn about Clirist and the ways of eternal life. 
Jesus says, "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think 
you have eternal life : and they are they which testify of 
mc." In Paul's last letter to Timothy, he said, "Study to 
show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth 
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 
There is not a soul on earth that may not be brought to God 
if approached in the right Avay. Gibralter is a great fort, 
and it was claimed that it could never be taken. It was 
defended by artilleiy and fleets! that poured forth their vol- 
leys of death, but England took it. And so the hardest 
sinner may bo captured by the sieging cannon of the con- 
secrated soul winner. Teacher, clothe yourself with the 
whole uniform of God and take in your hand the sword of 
the spirit and the shield of faith and yooi cannot fail in 
your mission of soul wuming. 

JANUARY 7, 1925 



The keynote of evangelism in the Sunday school is 
PERSONAL EFFORT. Among the forces that shape the 
character of men there is none more potent than the contact 
of person with pei"son, life upon life. The individual must 
be reached by the individual. It must be a face to face 
heart talk. Jesus was a personal worker. He preached 
some of his best sermons to an audience of one. His per- 
sonal conversation -with the at the well, with Nieo- 
demus, Zacchaeus, Matthew, Nathaniel, the heathen woman 
at the coast and the sinful woman in the temple demon- 
strates for us the value of personal work. 

Above all things else, a teacher should see to it that he 
himself is A\'hat he would lead his pupil to be. ^Vllat a 
teacher is in every day life, speaks so loud that his pupils 
are apt not to hear what he says. Several years ago the 
Burlington Railroad ran an excursion from a certain town 
in Iowa to Quincy, Illinois. On that train was a Sunday 
school superintendent, a teacher and three Sunday school 
boys. The boys had perfect confidence in both of these men. 
But the first place they w^ent after arriving in Quincy was 
to a saloon. They frequented these places of sin often dur- 
ing; the day, A^ith the result, that on the return trip both 
of them were so drunk they needed help to get on the 
train. What do you suppose those three boys were tliinking 
of on the next Sunday, when that superintendent opened 
the school ^dth prayer and that teacher stood up, and taught 
a temperance lesson? Well the -s'lTiter knows, for he hap- 
pened to be one of those boys. A teacher's life should ring 
so true that he could say i\dth St. Paul, "Be ye followers 
of me even as I am of Christ." In the words of the Psalm- 
ist, let every teacher pray, "Create in me a clean heart, 

God; and renew a right spirit within me. Restore unto me 
the joy of thy salvation; and upliold me with thy free 
spirit. Then shall I teach transgressors thy ways; and sin- 
ners shall be converted unto thee" (Psalm 51:10, 12, 13). 

The success of evangelism in the Sunday school must 
finally l)e gauged by the answers given to such questions 
as these. 

Does the school hold its boys and girls and its young 

Does it make theni avowed, loyal disciples of Jesus 

Does it lead them into the church as earnest faithful 

Does it enlist them in active Christian sei'vice ? 

Morrill, Kansas. 


The winding- ways of our yesterdays 
Were aglow with God's good cheer, 

So we turn to face with C) s'milin,g- grace 
The paths of another year. 

For he leads aright throug'h the dark and bright 

To the land of the leal we know, 
And no ill betides wherever he gniides, 

As on throujgh the years we go. 

— Alice M. Kyle. 

Teaching the Bible 

By President Edwin E. Jacobs 

My experience in teaching the Bible relates only to 
teaching it in the Sunday school but I have been brought 
hito rather close contact with its teaching in several ways 
and I have come to the conclusion that Biblical in.strtiction 
raay be put upon as high a plane as any other kind of 
insti'uetion. True, there is, or at least there ought to be, a 
little deeper motive in teaching the Bible than there is in any 
ether subject, but the demands upon the intellectual ijro- 
cesses may be made as great in religious teaching as else- 
v/here. The altogether too prevalent idea that, to study 
the Bible is a kind of pastime for people ^rith a certain 
peculiar religious bent, certainly ought not to prevail in 
college and seminary courses. It occurs to the writer that 
some of the religious journals which come to my desk put 
religion on the ground, and it fails therefore to make the 
appeal it ought, — a. thing that Jesus himself never did. 

The statement is sometimes made that Biblical instruc- 
tion is not intended to present facts, that facts are rela- 
tively unimportant, that what is wanted is a healthy moral 
reaction towards the Book and that this is the summum 
bonium of all religious teaching. Now, no one could have 
greater regard for the emotional in education than I, for 
everyone knoA^'s who stops to think that it is not wholly 
■vvhat one knows that counts but what one does with what 
he knows that determines the Avay of life. But emotions 
are treacherous foundations unless laid deep upon facts. 
"What are the facts?" certainly is as important a ques- 
tion in certain cases as the question, 'What do you think?" 
such as is ofttimes asked of those Avho have uo facts at 
hand upon which to form either an adequate or an intelli- 
gent opinion. 

It has been proposed in certain quarters to foujid a 
Bible University in which eveiy course now given in col 
lege should be approached from the Bible standpoint. In 
English, let us say, for example, the book of Jonah is taken 
up for study as literature. In this new university the ques- 

tion relating to its historicity would not be side-stepped by 
saying that this is not important but the lessons therein 
contained are all important, but a positive answer given. In 
Biology, the Genesis account of creation would not be 
glossed over but faced and agreement sought between it 
and science. Thus we would have what might rightly be 
called a Bible University, where all knowledge and courses 
would ho oriented, not away from the Bible but towards it. 

I do not kuoAv what progress will be made with such 
a school but I am confident that it would take the best 
ti'ained minds on earth to grapple wdth and successfully 
riieet such a situation. The earnestness of the aj^peal, hoM'-- 
ever, for such a school again gives emphasis to the fact 
that Bible instruction should not be left to go by the board 
or to take a back seat among the other branches of learn- 
ing. More and more we ought to come to see that Bible 
instruction ought to be given by the best trained minds there 
are There are arrayed now on the other side some of the 
keenest minds employed by certain publications to say 
nothing of the larger number of school men who, while not 
openly combatting religion, are treating it with silence or 

If there is any one hope today for Christianity that 
lies nearer the heart of things than another, it is that the 
iiiterpretation of the Bible and esfpecially the teachings of 
Jesius should be in the hands of the fit. It is no time for 
the half-trained nor for dilettante. It is time for positive 
teaching, for standing foursquare on facts and if it be true 
that only the pure in heart can see God, then only the 
trained in mind and the chastened in soul can be intrasted 
with the sacred duty of making others see him, — as he ought 
to be seen. 

This is the pereimial challenge to all church colleges 
and to our church, to bring our best scholarship and all our 
available resoui'ces to sustain and enlarge the work of 
properly and scholarly teaching the Bible. If the Bible is 



JANUARY 7, 1925 

God's inspired revelation to man, as all Christians are ready 
to admit, then it would seem as if imparting its message to 
the world would be a major task of the church. 

Now, in our own Seminary we have one student for 
approximately eveiy 800 members, a rather high percent- 
age. Counting these and all others enrolled in the College 
we have one Brethren student for every 250 of our mem- 
bership, counting the latter at 25,000. Now this percentage, 
let it be relatively high or low, demands that we give every 
ounce of our energy in an effort to train them towards 

Christianity rather than let them be educated away from 
it. As I see the future of our church, we can not do too 
much for these people. Just what might be the outcome if 
our people did not put into our hands sufficient agencies to 
train them towards the church WHILE they are being edu- 

Can not all the branches of leaming,-^the sciences, 
history, literature, philosophy, the languages, and even 
mathematics, be made to contribute to that highly desirable 
and glorious end? 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Eternal Life 

By Samuel Kiehl 

What is eternal life? Eternal life is the gift of God; 
and consists in knowing God as our heavenly Father, and 
Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, according to the fol- 
lowing Scriptures, The gift of God is eternal life through 
Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 6:23). And this is life eternal, 
that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus 
Christ whom thou hast sent (John 17:3). 

How get eternal life ? It is wi'itten. As Moses lifted up 
the' serpent in the Avilderness, even so must the Son of man 
be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in him shoiild not 
perish but have eternal life (John 3:14, 15). For God so 
loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that 
whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have eter- 
nal life (John 3:16, R. V.). My sheep hear my voice, says 
Jesus, and I know them, and they follow me ; and I give 
unto them eternal life (John 10:27, 28). 

Who have eternal life? He that believeth on the Son 
hath eternal life (John 3 :36 R. V.) Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent 
me hath eternal life (John 5 :24 R. V.) Whoso eateth my 
flesh, and drinketh my blood hath eternal life (John 6 :54) . 

The following verses are a special message of assurance 
to faithful believers in Christ. He that believeth on the 
name of the Son of God hath the witness (The spii'it of 
God (1 Cor. 2:12; Rom. 8:9) in himself; and he that believ- 
eth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth 
not the record that God gave of his Son. What is the rec- 
ord? This is the record, (1) that God hath given to us 
eternal life, (2) and this life is in his Son. He that hath 
the Son hath life ; and he that hath not the Son of God hath 

not life (1 John 5:10-12). Do you and I have the Son? 
Paul says, I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live, yet 
not I, but Christ liveth in me (Gal. 2:20). The Lord enable 
us to show to each other and to the world, by our godly 
walk and chaste conversation, that Christ is indeed living 
in us (1 Thes. 4:1). 

To Avhom, and why, are the preceding verses written? 
These things (the words in 1 John 5 :10-12) have I written, 

(1) unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, 

(2) That ye may KNOW that ye HAVE eternal life. Praise 
the Lord for such soul-cheering assurance, based upon the 
preceding Scripture testimony; not upon our fluctuating, 
imagiuery, self-asserting feelings. 

Eternal life or eternal death awaits us in the world to 
come, which shall it be (Mat. 25:46)? Every living soul, 
believer, or unbeliever, hath natural life; but he that hath 
the Son hath (eternal) life ; and he that hath not the Son 
of God hath not (eternal) life (1 John 5:12). Be not de- 
ceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, 
that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his own flesh 
shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto 
the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life (Gal. 6:7, 8, 
R. V.) 

Dear reader, what shallbe the fruit of yolir sowing, 
and mine ? The present is our opportune' time for receiving 
eternal life. Now is the accepted time, now is the day of 
salvation (2 Cor. 6:2). "Let us be up and doing" the will 
of God (Mark 3:35). Our days may be few. The coming 
of the Lord draweth nigh (James 5:8). Delay is danger- 

56 Watervliet Ave., Da3rton, Ohio. 

Strengthen the Units 

(Continued from page 3) 

earth "7 ANB HE IS COMING! Faith when he comes? Yes, lots of 
it, — even faith in the mighty progress of the race. But in Luke 
18:8, the Master is talking about "THE faith." Raul's dying words 
were, "I have kept the faith." In the religion of Paul he had 
something HE COULD KEEP. Not that cheap thing called "faith." 
It was THE' faith. The world is full of faith— in this, that and the 
LEAD — that is the question? 

I must tell you the story of Elder George WoUe, one of the 
pioneer preachers of the Dunker people. He died November 16, 1865. 
in his eighty-sixth year. I quote from Holsinger's History, page 
406. "A mass meeting was to be held in the western part of Indiana, 
at which the ablest ministers to be found in the wilds of the west 
were to deliver .addresses, setting forth what they considered to be 
the best religion for a pioneer life. ■ Elder Wolfe resolved to attend 
that meeting and addi;ess the assembly in behalf of his church. He 
started on horseback, his usual way of traveling, and after a long 

journey, reached the immense, rudely-constructed house in the woods, 
where the meeting was to be held. A vast concourse of people had 
already assembled, and the house was then filled. Wolfe's fine ap- 
pearance and venerable looks .attracted attention at once. He was 
a stranger, of courser, but everyboly seemed to know that he was a 
preacher. To satisfy the curiosity of the people, he was invited to 
deliver the first address. His mind wias well prepared for the task. 
It is said that for hours he held that vast assembly of hardy pioneers, 
who listened intently, and drank eagerly everything he presented in 
behalf of the religion which his people had accepted, and which he 
considered so eminently adapted to the wants of a frontier life. It 
is further related that, after he had finished his discourse, not an- 
other preacher ventured, in his presence, to present a contrary view. 
He had made it clear that the simple form of religion, as set forth 
in the New Testament if taken in all its parts, was perfectly 
adapted to all the necessaiy conditions of mankind, in every age and 
every clime, and, of course, to the man and his family^ on the fron- 
tier as well." Well did the governor of Illinois say of him, "He is 
the profoundest man, for an illiterate man, I ever heard." He knew 
the faith." 

South Bend, Indiana. 

JANUARY 7, 1925 




That I May Know Him 

By Charles W. Mayes 
Philippians 3:10. 

How intimately can we know Christ 1 There is a Christ 
of PMlosophy. But those who are satisfied with a mass of 
bare facts and barren reasonings about the Son of God must 
surely feed their souls on meager diet. There is a Christ 
of social relations. But to be so absorbed in a part of the 
message of Jesus that its author is forgotten is to know 
him but partially. There is a Christ of creeds. Creeds may 
be good for those who demand definitions. Creeds are 
attempts to define Christ. But they differ. They differ 
because men have different angles of vision. Christ is too 
great for the limitation of human thought and reason. The 
best creed is but a fragment. Then if we are to EINOW 
him it must be otherwise than 
through our intellects. The real 
Christ is a real Person with a real 
purpose, and is worthy of the fel- 
lowship of real men. The longest 
lifetime can never reveal complete 
knowledge of him. The great 
standards of his life are as niimer- 
ous as the sands of the sea. His 
diamond principles are as high 
above us as the heavens are abovf 
the earth. His way of life is so 
marvelous, it is beyond comprehen- 
sion. But for the present may we 
attempt to know him better fron* 
three aspects 

May we know him as a FRIEND? 
This he truly is, and a present help 
in time of trouble. Friendsliip has 
countless implications. A fiiend 
asks to be trusted. A friend asks 
to be leaned on. Such is Jesus. 
This divine friend asks for a recip- 
rocal indwelling. We lean on him 
for truth. He depends on us for 
labor. He furnishes the Gospel in 
concrete terms. We cany it to 
folks. He is the way. the truth, 
and the life. We travel the way, 
But the man M-ho is ready to re- 
ceive the blessings and the bene- 
ditcion of Christ, and invest none 
of his o'wn power, personality or 
possessons is selfish. Such a man 
can never omderstand true friend 

"Freely ye received, freely 
give," said Jesus. We can give " 
away all we get from Clrrist, and 

yet have it all left in the end. The more we give for him 
the more we know of him. The more we know of him, the 
more of his blessedness we can give. He is the essence of 
the law of friendship. The man who is serious in his rela 
tion to Christ will hear his voice, "Lo I am with you al- 
way." It will avail nothing to attempt to work in his 
vineyard without him as a working partner. And we must 
always maintain the proper relationship with him. In the 
darkest hour of the Civil War, somebody said to Lincoln, 
"It is comforting to know that God/ is on our side." "No," 
said the great soul, "The comfort is that we are on God's 

We Come to Thee Today 

Like children of the market place 

Who weary of their play, 
We tium from folly's idle race 

And come to thee today. 
O Jesus, teller of the tale 

That never •will grow old, 
Thy words of living truth prevail 

Our listening hearts to hold. 

Tell us of father-love that speaks 

Peace to the wandering child; 
Of valiant shepherd-love that seeks 

The lost Eiheep in the wild; 
Of deep redeemer-love that knows 

What sins we need forgiven, 
And on the Magdalen bestows 

The purest joys of heaven. 

Tell us faith that like a sword, 

And hope that's like a star; 
How gi'eat the patient soul's reward, 

How hlett the loyal are. 
Tell us of courage like a wall 

No storm can hatter down; 
Tell us of men who venture all 

For thee, and win a crown. 

Tell us that life Is not a game 

But real and hrave and true; 
A journey with a glorious aim, 

A quest to carry through. 
Tell us that though our wiUs are weak 

And though we children be, 
The everlasting good we seek 

We can attain through thee. 

— Henry van Dyke. 

side." Let our relationship with Christ be such that we 
can be in accord with his will. The power of two friends 
is unlimited if one of these friends is Chiist. Dr. Lyman 
Abbott said, "The world has seen what God and Martin 
liuther have done. It has seen what God and John Calvin 
have done. It has seen what God and Jolin Wesley have 
done. It has seen what God and Dwight L. Moody have 
done. But the Avorld has never seen what God and all hisi 
people can do." Whatever else we may think about Christ, 
let us never forget the power of the divine alliance of 
fi'iendship with him. 

May we know him as Lord aaid Saviour. Unnumbered 
are the folks who have given up 
!* their lives for ideas which they 
esteemed more valuable than their 
veiy breath. If we tliink for a 
moment of the martyrdoms there 
have been in religious, political, and 
industrial progress, one wonders 
that this old blood-soaked earth 
can produce even a rose that is not 
red. Yet in all the list of world 
sufferers, there is One who stands 
out above all others. There is the 
solitary sufferer who "treads the 
winepress alone." He is the great 
sacrifice. He is the culminating 
point of centuries of symbolism. 
"Christ hath also once suffered for 
sins, the just for the unjust, that 
he might bring us to God." Thus 
we come to God. Christ teaches 
us more about God in twenty min- 
utes than we can learn else^^iliere 
•with an eternity of research. He 
reveals to us the fact that when 
God made man's soul he created it 
for his own abode. 

"Thou hast made the soul for 
thee and it is restless until it is at 
rest in thee," says Augustine. 
Sometimes it is difficult to make a 
man listen to this truth. But that 
same man, deaf through the "de- 
ceitfulness of sin" is longing for 
something which is never satisfied 
until the Savior is found. 

Kakawak was a robber chieftain 
in Greenland. He once came to a 
hut where a missionaiy was trans- 
lating the Gospel of John. He in- 
quired of the missionary what he was doing. The mission, 
aiy answered that •wdth the letters he was making words, 
and with the words the book oould speak. The chieftain 
thought that wonderful, and asked if the book might speak 
to him. The missionary then read the story of the trial of 
Jesus, his condemnation and crucifixion. At last the chief- 
tain asked, "What had that man done, had he robbed any- 
body, had he murdered anybody?" "No," explained the 
missionary, "he did not rob anybody, murder anybody, nor 
do anybody any harm." Then the missionary explained 
further, that the man of the story is the Savior of all men. 
"He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised 



JANUARY 7, 1925 

for our iniquities and the chastisement o£ our peace was 
upon him, aaid with his stripes we are healed." The chief- 
tain whose hands were stained with his brothers' blood wept 
as a child. There may be some rather minor events in the 
life of our Lord, but let him always be known as Savior. 

May we know him as our Guide. Jesus the Christ, the 
one "who did all things well, who spoke as never man spoke, 
aJiid who was tempted in all points like as we, yet without 
sin," habitually availed himself of the opportunity of 
prayer. So impressed were his followers with his ability to 
commune with the Father that they said, "Lord, teach us 
to pray." Prayer is a high privilege accorded unto us. If 
we ever learn to pray, forgetting ourselves, and with the 
glory of God in our hearts, we are unable to tell what the 
unfoldings ^nW be. We ask, "Must I pray?" Look to Jesus 
the guide for an answer. Bring a person to mind whom you 
dislike. The guide says in his diamond rale, "Pray for them 
that despitefully use you." Are our minds absorbed in our 
possessions? "Lay not up for yourselves treasures on 
earth." Do we have over-confidence in our own wills. A 
man should not "think of himlself more highly than he 
ought to think." Are we careless about his A\dll? Hear the 
guide, "Everyone therefore that heareth these Avords of 
mine and d'oeth them shall be likened unto a. wise man, who 
built his house upon the rock ..." 

A well-worn Bible is a fine sight. The more feathered 
edges and finger marks commemorating battles fought and 
won the better. Soiled, marked and torn leaves in the Bible 
of a friend are inspiring. No fresh clean page can take the 
place of the old marked copy which has guided its reader 
through the storms of the years. 

One of o!ur late presidents thus spoke, "I have a simple 
thing to ask of you. I ask that you may realize that part 
of the destiny of America lies in the daily perusal of this 



Pray for an unwavering, personal trust in God as you 
face the new year. 

• LESSON ON PRAYER— Luke 18:9-17. 

Pray that you may daily learn how to pray more ac- 

MID-WEEK PRAYER SEEVJCE— If not convenient 
to attend the church prayer meeting, invite some friends 
and have a praj'er meeting in your home, using the devo- 
tional service by Newell Snyder on this page, having one 
to read the Scripture, another the "Meditation," and an- 
other to offer prayer, interspersing all wiith familiar 

Pray that the example of Christ may be a daily in- 
spiration in overcoming the Tempter. 
Pray that you may persevere as Godi seeks to purge 
you by testing. 

Pray for a revival of righteous living on the part of 
church members. 

Use the sermon text on opposite page for your medi- 
tation. If you cannot attend church invite friends to join 
you an worahip in your own home, asking some one to 
read the Scripture, others to offer prayer and another to 
read the sermon, closing with a familiar hymn. 

great Book, and if you see America free and pure, you will 
first make your ovm spirits free and pure by the baptism 
of the Holy Book." Any Christian who takes Christ fully 
into his life becomes a great key unlocking the doors of 
regions where Christ has never before trod. But keys can 
also lock. Any Christian who is all "receive" and no 
"give," literally locks Christ away from starving souls. 
Jesus our Guide is unselfish mth his Gospel. Let us be like 
wise anxious to spread it that more souls daily may KNOW 
HIM as Friend, Lord and Savior, and as Guide. 
Lanark, Illinois. 


Christian Service 

By Newell Snyder 

Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, 
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom pre- 
pared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was 
hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave 
me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked', 
and ye clothed me ; I was sick, and ye visited me ; I was in 
prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous an- 
swer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed 
thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? And when saw -we 
thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed 
thee? Aiid when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came 
unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them. 
Verily I say unto you. Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of 
these my brethren ,even these least, ye did it unto me. 
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart 
from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared 
for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry, and ye did 
not give me to eat ; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink ; 
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye 
clothed me not ; sick, and in prison, and yc ^dsited' me not. 
Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we 
thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or 
in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he 
answer them, saying. Verily, I say unto you. Inasmuch as 
ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me. 
And these shall go away into eternal punishment, but the 
righteous into eternal life. (Matthew 25:34-46). 

And at even, when the sun did set, they brought ^into 
him all that Avere sick, and them that were possessed with 
demons. And all the city was gathered together at the 
door. And he healed many that were sick with divers dis- 
eases, and cast out many demons (Mark 1 :32-34). 

He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; 
and he took a towel and girded himself. Then he poureth 
water into the basin; and began to wash the disciples' feet, 
and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded 
(John 13:4-5). 


The joy of seiwice is a very real Joy, and a very satis- 
fying one. To one in tune with the creed of Jesus, ser^ace 
is not a burden not a task to bei done because it is expected 
of a Christian. Seiwice is the life and diA-ine fire in our 
religion; without it our doctrine becomes an empty shell, a 
sham, a delusion; and when seiwice is grudgingly rendered, 
a profession of faith is rank hypocrisy, fraud, "a tinkling 

Jesus found joy in seiwice. His whole life was dedicated 
to it. He spent his time serving man; the physical as well 
as: the spiritual. He was a king, but he was a servant also. 
He was noble, but he was humble; and humility implies 
service. He Avas di^dne, but he was loAvly. He spent his 
life serAdng his fellow man; by his preaching, he guided 

JANUARY 7, 1925 



men into paths of righteousness, and improved the moral 
conditions of unboi-n generations ; by his deeds he alleviated 
the suffering of the unfortunate men and women of his 
time, and set an example for the hiiman race as long as it 
shall endure. His was not a selfish doctrine ; he preached 
the submergence of self in sei"vice, because the race as a 
whole is uifinitely more important than any individual. 

Service is prompted by love. Love is a blessing be- 
stowed upon men by the benefiient and loving Father ; it is 
the spark of the Divine which distinguishes men from 
Di"utes. Love begets altruism, which prompts men to serve, 
Thus, service is of God, for men. If a person loves his 
neighbor as himself, as Jesus teaches, he wants to help his 
neighbor to sen^e him; and when a service is performed, 
the performer experiences a glow of joy, because his neigh 
bor's path has been smoothed, and Ms burden lightened. 
This is felt by many m'Iio are not Christians, and' they act 
accordingly; how much more ought we, in the footsteps of 
the Master, recognize the beatitude which ensues from tht' 
accomplishment of a good deed, and strive eagerly for it. 

A true Christian life is impossible without service. When 
we deny the instinct of generosity, and surrender ourselves 
to habits of ease, and let our neighbor struggle along as best 
he can, while we pursue avaricious ambitions, we deny the 
soul of peace, and cause the decay of our noblest faculties 
This is aptly illustrated by the analogy of Paganini's violin. 
He Avilled it to his native city, Genoa, on condition that it 
should never more be played. A peculiarity of a violin is 
that as long as it is in use it lives, and does not depreciate. 
On the contrary, its tone ever becomes richer, fuller and 
more mellow. But when it is set a"vvay, it decays. This 
noble violin, Avhieh might have thrilled the world for cen- 
turies Aidth its heart searching tone, is now becoming worm 
eaten in its ornate glass case, and ^Hll soon be nothing-* but 
a heap of dust, having nothing but memories; good for 
nothing except to be cast away. So with a selfish soul; the 
uplifting, refining, and tonic foi'ces are lost, the music is 
gone, leaving nothing but — dust. There can be no Chris- 
tianity in such a soul, nor can there be peace and content- 

John Stuart Mill was, in his youthful days, inordinately 
fond of walking. Before he started on one of his rambles 
through the country, he would fill his pockets with violet 
seed, and as he tra|mped, he threv' it into the hedgero^^'s by 
the wayside. Almost a century has elapsed since then, but 
the violets, as represented by their posterity, are still there. 
In the same way the good deeds we sow as we trudge along 
may bring joy and hope to other pilgrims who follow us 
after we sleep beneath the sod. Therefore, for the sake of 
others and for our own sakes, let us serve. 


Dear God, to those of us who know not the joy of ser- 
vice, reveal it in its sweetness, we pray; and to those of us 
who have caught glimmei'ings of it, disclose it to a still 
greater extent. Keep us ever senang in thy vineyard. We 
humbly ask in the name of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Understand the Power of the Blood 

Multitudes who have been helped by Paul Radcr will be 
glad to know that he has been conducting a large campaign 
in Baltimore in a large tent. Mr. Rader sends the follow- 
ing message concerning prayer -which is strong in its tes- 
timony to the risen life in Christ. Says Mr. Rader: 

"At first it was one propeller that cut its way through 
the water, and forcing the water from itself pushed forward 
the great ocean liners. Then came the twin screw or double 
■propellers. Then canie the wooden propellers for the aero- 
planes v-liich -eut through the atmosphere, and forcing it 
back, ptush.ed .ojat into space jaj- hitherto uuthought-of speed. 

"Does it not seem strange that science has found new 
propelling mechanism, but the church, Avhile gazing at these 
new mechanical wonders, has not undertaken the research 
that would propel her forward into the harvest field at a 
quickened pace? Generally, when we speak of prayer, we 
point back to old days. This should not be, beloved, while 
science points to today, and each day to new conquests in 

"Science undertook to find the laws of resistance, these 
are the first laws that a Christian must know. In order to 
go forward, the church does not ".strive against flesh and 
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the 
rulers of the earth darkness — that are in the heavenlies." 
The mechanism of our prayer must be adjusted against 
these Satanic forces. Therefore, the first step must be to 
understand the power of the blood. The victory over death, 
the victory over every principality, the power over every 
name that is named came when the Holy Ghost raised him 
from the dead and seated him at the Father's right hand in 
the highest place of authority. It is faith in this, his fin- 
ished -\vork, Mdiich propels the heart up', up, far above 
every little trivial thing, far above all the -workings of Satan, 
until it rests by faith seated with Cliinst. From this Irigh 
vantage ground faith finds its battle, and finds propelling 
power for the gospel. Faith lays hold of the Word, lays 
hold of the facts that are laid out by the Holy Spirit in 
God's wonderful book. This is the clutch. Faith lays hold 
of the fact that Christ is gone into heaven and is at the 
right-hand of God. We are enabled to lay hold of Ephesian 
truth and the clutch of it moves us upward and upward in 
the thrill of the victory Christ has wrought for us. When 
we see this, it is not difficult to count it done, it is not diffi- 
cult for it is finished in Christ Jesus. What he has finished 
faith may appropriate. Seated with Christ positionally, the 
believer can look do-wn upon India, down upon Africa and 
pray for eveiy need. Faith can name names of those who 
labor in the whitened harvest fields. It can go from conti- 
nent to continent. It can meet the principalities and pow- 
ers that rale over the darkened areas, and by faith see 
Jesus gain the victory. It can fello-wship with him there as 
hf sits to make intercession for us. In the Spirit it is easy 
ti' pray for enemies, for the mask has fallen, and behind 
that which an enemy has done, we see the real enemy which 
is the devil, going around as a roaring lion seeking whom 
he may devour. We discover his Satanic program behind 
the onslaught of the flesh. It is then we can pray for those 
whom he has weakened into being used for his own demon, 
iacal purpose. There the Spirit can help from trench to 
trench from one battle line to another. It can come along- 
side the w'ounded soldiers of the cross, discouraged and dis- 
mayed and by intercession pray them through to victory, 
pray them back to the trenches, knowing by this propelling 
power -\v'hat the Scripture means when it says, 'Brethren, if 
a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore 
such an one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, 
lest thou also be temi^ted. ' " 

Oh! for a mew anointing of this potent, po-werful, pro- 
pelling prayer life to fall upon the church ! 

May God hear Mr. Rader 's heart cry! There is OM- 
NIPOTENCE for our IMPOTENCE.. We are but puny per- 
sons of the earth; he is the all po-werful God of all the 

The test of a great light, is the distance it can throw 
its rays. The test is the same with a great life. The bright- 
ei- we shine the more far-reaching is our influence, and the 
more blessed our service. 

There is no combination of evil passions that may 
attack a man that he may not conquer in the strength of 
the Lord if he will. The gospel is the good news of a real 
salvation from all sin. 

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JANUARY 7, 1925 





AAhUuul. Ohio 

Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

(Lesson for January J 8) 

The Lord's Supper 

Scripture Lesson — Luke 22:7-30. 

Golden Text — "This is my body which, is 
given for you: this do in remembrance of 
me." Luke 22:19. 

Devotional Reading— Psalm 22:22-28. 

ParcSllel Passages— Matt. 26:17-30; Mark 
14:12-26; Jno. 13:1-30. 

Central Thought — ^Partaking in the Lord's 
iSupper has the three-fold outlook to it: (1) 
A look into the past for we remember Cal- 
vary; (2) A present responsibility — to love 
the Brethren even as Christ loved his own 
disciples; (3) A glorious hope for the future 
■ — for we do show forth his death till he come, 

Historica.1 Setting — The Lord's Supper was 
instituted on Thursday nig'ht of Passion 
"Week in the Upper Room where Chr'st and 
his chosen disciples had assembled to engage 
in the Paschal Feast. The Upper Room was 
more than likely in the home of .Tohn Mark 
though this is not assuredly known. At any 
nate it was a chosen place, with a chosen few 
assembled to engage in ,a service chosen by 
the Master — and dedicated by him — to nccon^- 
plish a mysterious but glorious pui'iioso. 

The Lesson 

The events in this lesson gain weight ;nnl 
point when we remember that Jesus and his 
disciples gathered to celeb'i'atc a very old but 
very sacred occasion to the Jew. The Pass- 
over was a feast established to perpetuate 
Israel's liberation from Egj'ptian bondage. It 
was a Feast outside of the Law in its pri- 
marj' institutoin for the Law was not giAcn 
until the Jews reached Sinai — some months 
after Israel had left Egypt. Jesus — recogniz- 
ing that his time was at hand when he, as the 
true Passover Lamb, s'hould be sacrificed fur 
the sins of others — chose to meet in a chosen 
place with his chosen band to celebrate his 
leave taking. With the surroundings, forms 
and rituals to remind them of a former mir- 
acle of God's grace, Jesus took occasion to 
transfigure the ancient Passover "into some- 
thing incomparably hig'her and more univer- 
sal, into something unequalled and ineffable, 
into the greatest Christian mystery. The sim- 
ple eating of bread was to become actual com- 
munion with God." — (2 notes from PapiniV 
The sacrifice in this greater miracle of grace, 
however, was not to be a hatred driven Egj'p- 
tian army, but God's own Son was to ven- 
ture himself in the struggle having as its 
conclusion eternal woe or eternal glory. Henc<> 
the Last Supper was both a prophecy and a 
promise. It was a prophecy in that it set 
forth by symbol the extent of the price de- 
manded for human salvation. It was a prom- 
ise because it empl^asized the efficacy of ' ' the 
fountain that has been opened in the hou,se 
of David for sin and unoleanness." 
Jesus began and closed his pubic ministry 

with a sacrament — and both of them sym- 
bolized his death with the added glory of 
the resurrection, for he conquered death; 
death did not conquer him. The first sacra- 
ment was that of his baptism which was his 
separation and consecration. In baptism we 
are "buried together with him" but the like 
sign follows that we "rise to walk in new- 
ness of life." The second sacrament — with 
which he sealed his ministry — was the Lord's 
Supper. In this sacrament, while we show 
forth his death, it is only till he come again. 
This Supper therefore points forward to the 
great reunion Supper at final consummation 
of his kingdom. 

The big question for us is: "Just what 
did Jesus mean by this sacrament?" Was it 
to be just a "sign" of his death — something 
bv which we could remember him? Praetic- 

Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

ally every truly Christian service causes us 
to do this. Faith and prayer cause us to re- 
member Calvary. Why then have a, special 
sacrament for this purpose? It is here that 
we are led to stress the higher significance of 
it all. To the Brethren the Lord's Supper 
has the three distinct parts: — Th Feet-was- 
ing; the Feast of Love; and the Eucharist, 
Each part stresses a magnificent truth. The 
Feet-washing not only stresses humility, but 
it stresses the fact that our daily walk is 
kept clean by the mediatorial work of Christ, 
and that henceforth our service and place in 
the kingdom is to be manifested by the love- 
service we render others. The Love feast 
sti-esses the social aspect as well as the broth- 
erly love that the Christian gospel stresses. 
The Eucharist stresses the fact that in some 
mysterious way beyond the exact statement 

of modern science Christ is to become a vei^- 
real part of our soul's Ufe. Just as food, 
when it is taken into the body, passes through 
the v,arious digestive processes until it is as- 
similated into our body by means of the blood 
and becomes bone of our bone and life of our 
life; so in like manner Christ is to enter into 
the life of our soul as we partake of the 
sacred emblems. To partake of the Lord's 
Supper is more than ,an act of worship; it is 
(Continued on page 11) 

New Editor of Sunday School 

The new editor of this department scarce- 
ly needs an introduction to the readers of 
The Brethren Evangelist, so well known is 
he to the brotherhood, but we are glad to 
present his likeness here and to speak a word 
about him as he enters upon this important 
service. Edwin Boardman, Jr., is one of the 
very energetic and capable young men of our 
ministry and is a product of our Philadelphia 
First church. He spent a number of years 
in training at Ashland College during which 
time he was a leader in social, religious and 
scholastic activities. He held several stu- 
dent pastorates, engaged extensiively in Gos- 
pel team work and graduated with the A. B. 
(Icgri'o in the class of 1919. He spent a year 
in Princeton Theologcal Seminary and more 
than a year in our South American mission 
liold. Ho also .served a pastorate at Hudson, 
low,"!. He is now pastor "of our e'hurehes at 
Terra Alta, West Virgnia, and Accident, 

Put your church on the Evrngelist Honor 
Roll jjnd get the $1.50 rates. 

M;iryland, and is also teaching school at the 
former place. Prom this it is evident that 
ho is a busy man, and we are gi-eatly in- 
debted to him that he has been willing to 
give his valual)le time and talents to the ser- 
vice of the brotherhood in this way. He is 
well equipped for this task and we are sure 
this page will be well worth your study each 

We are maiintaining this department par- 
ticularly for the benefit of the isolated mem- 
bers. But we find that many resident mem- 
bers of our churches enjoy reading a popular 
treatment of the Sunday school lesson. And 
for those who fail to provide themselves with 
a Sunday school quarterly or those who lose 
theirs, this page comes to their aid to enable 
them to avoid coming to their classes on Sun- 
day morning without a studied lesson. Even 
to those who study every other lesson help 
that our House publishes, these notes vrill ba 
helpful, for the more widely one reads the- 
better will be his understanding of the sub- 
ject. Therefore we have been made to feel 
that we are giving to the brotherhood no need- 
less service, but one that is much in demand. 
It is therefore with much pleasure that we 
have been able to enlist Brother Boardman 
in this undertaking. 

JANUARY 7, 1925 


PAGE 11 

J. A. QABKFiK, Preslileiit 

Hennan Eoontz, Associate 

Asbland, Oblo. 

Our Young People at Work 

(Toung People's Topics in The Angelus by Fred 0. Vanator.) 


General Secretary 

Canton, Ohio 

Some Striking Sentences] 

Some time ago Mr. Kudyard Kipling, fhe 
English poet and writer, addressed the stu- 
dents of St. Andrews, Scotland upon the sub, 
ject of Independence. Here follows some of 
Mr. Kipling's striiing sentences: 

"You know that there is no loneliness to 
equal the loneliness of youth at war with its 
surroundings in a world that does not care." 
"Remember always that, except for the 
appliances we make the rates at which we 
move ourselves and our possessions through 
space and the words which we use nothing in 
life changes. The utmost any generation can 
do is to rebaptize each spiritual or emotional 
rebirth in its own tongue." 

"There seems to be an unscientific objec- 
tion on the part of First Cause against being 
inquired of." 

"IThe untrained man always has to pay 
more for owning himself than the man trained 
to the little things. It is the little things in 
microbe or moral that make us as it is the 
little things that break us." 

"Also men in any walk of life who have 
been taught not to waste or muddle material 
under their hand are less given to muddle or 
mishandle moral, intellectual, and emotional 
issues than men whose wastage has never 
been checked or who look to have their wast- 
age made good by others. The proof is plain. 
"At any price that I can pay, let me own 
myself. And the price is worth paying if you 
keep w'hat you have bought. For the eternal 
question still is whether the profit of any con- 
cession that a man makes to his Tribe, against 
the light that is in him, outweighs or justifies 
his disregard of that light. 

"A man may apply his independence to 
■n-'hat is called worldly advantage, and dis- 
cover too late that he laboriously has made 
himself dependent on a mass of external con- 
ditions for the maintenance of which he sac- 
rifices himself. So he may be festooned with 
the whole haberdashery of success and go to 
his grave a castaway. Some men hold that 
the risk is worth taking. Others do not. It 
is to these that I have spoken. 

" 'Let the counsel of thy own heart stand, 
for there is no man more faithful unto thee 
than it. For a man's mind is sometime wont 
to show him more than seven watchmen who 
sit above in a high tower." — The Christian 


By Ida G. Weaver 

doubly delighted to hop linto my aeroplane — 
and help me in my great fun. 

But first of aU I want you to understand 
something about the people whom we shall 
visit. Of course you know all about the cus- 
toms, the dress, the queer maimer of living, 
and the beautiful mysteriousness of our 
friends the Indians, do you not? You have 
studied about them in your histories and 
geographies, I am sure. So if you are certain 
you are quite friendly with them we'll start. 

Where shall we go first? Let's see. How 
would you like to visit the Indian peoples of 
the southwest? We cover over a thousand 
miles very rapidly in our imagination and 
find ourselves in the territories of the yellow 
men. But where are their homes, you ask? 
Yes, the largest number of them live in the 
cliffs lin the hillsides. Homes made into the 
solid rock far, far above the ground. Yes, 
those ladders are their steps by means of 
which they ascend and descend to their work 
and their homes. 

Now you see some Indian children at play. 
Their yellow faces with slant eyes and coal 
black hair are strange to you are they not? 
And then, how about their clothing? Yes, 
made of leather or blankets. The men and 
women for the larg-er part wear the same 
tribal insignia — the beautifully colored and 

Keep informed by reading your church 
paper. Renew if you take it, and subscribe if 
you do not. 

An Airplane Visit to the Indians 

( Topic for Januari) 18) 

Today we shall enter upon a long, and 1 
hope a very interesting adventure into lands 
where perhaps you have never "been and as we 
are not taking an automobile 3ior an ox-cart, 
nor gvefl a train — ^I am siy© you will be 

brightly hued blanket. These people are only 
a countei-part of many more Indians who live 
in Uncle Sam's land. iSo we re-start our 
motor and jump across broad valleys, rivers 
and mountains to the homes of our nearer 
neighbors in North Dakota, Wyoming and 

Yes, we are gratified to learn that in this 
region our friends, the Indians have advanced 
somev/hat in culture and civilization above 
our southern friends. Many live in rude huts 
built of logs — but too often they are not as 
clean and inviting as we could wish. More 
of them live in the proverbial tent or wig- 
wam — made in the same manner as their fore- 
fathers for centuries. 

We are however pleased to know that from 
these homes many Indian boys and girls are 
sent to our educational schools and colleges 
all over our country. Many of them have 
made themselves famous because of their dis- 
tinct talents. And Uncle Sam is providing 
each year a million dollars to educate every 
boy and girl of these tribes. Isn't that fine? 
So after all we must admire our little yellow 
faced friends who haven't the same opportu- 
nities that are granted to us. 

Perhaps the most interesting feature of our 
Indian study wiU be the progress of Chris- 
tianity among them and a review of their 
own beautiful religious rites and ceremonies. 

Several hundreds of years ago, missionaries 
journeyed over plains and hills to carry the 
message of Christ to our friends. Many of 
them, after long years and deliberation be- 

came Christians — and so today we iind whole 
Indian families, mother, father and boys and 
girls loving the same Jesus that you love — ■ 
and worshipping him with the same glad 
spirit. And for that we must be happy too, 
must we not? 

I wonder how many of you have read the 
beautiful story of Hiawatha? Certainly, if 
you have not you have missed one of the 
sweetest stories of Indian life in our lan- 
guage. So please read it. It will tell you 
all about the grotesque dances, the solemn 
mumurings, the funeral rites and ceremonies, 
the simple joys and sorrows of Indian life — 
just so you have or shall perhaps some day, 
live them. 

Now, I wonder if we understand our 
friends a little better. There are many beau- 
tiful attributes which make up Indian char- 
acter, such as true friendship, truthfulness, 
sincerity in purpose, grattude, helpfulness to 
the needy and sick and devotion which is as 
firm as the rock of Gibraltar, even to the 
giving of life itself. So if you care to jour- 
ney any farther, ask your parents to travel 
with you into Mexico, Canada, and Alaska — 
■like yourselves — so that I am sure you will 
perhaps you can discover many more beauti- 
ful things of interest. But always you will 
find sweet-faced papooses, boys and girls 
just like yourselves — so that I am sure you- 
will not be lonesome — for they play much 
the same games as you, and they can tell you 
many wonderful stories that are sweet and 
true, for they have always lived in the open 
air and know where to find bird's nests, rab- 
bit holes — and all other adventuresome de- 
lights of childhood. 

And then last of all, try to find out what 
beautiful things they make for the market — 
that we may buy and enjoy. That wall be a 
nice task for you to do on some evening when 
you are not busy with your lessons. 

Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 10) 
the very addition of Divine Life to our souls. 
As Edersheim puts it: "Receiving of the 
Bread and Cup in the Holy Communion is, 
really, though spiritually to the soul what the 
outward elements are to the Body: that they 
are both the symbol and vehicle of true, in- 
ward, spiritual feeding on the very Body and 
Blood of Christ." 

The conviction is ours, therefore, that it 
is the province of no minister, or church 
body either, to say who will or who will not 
partake of these symbols. For one to partake 
in any Communion Service is a matter be- 
tween that one and his or her God. We none 
of us take the communion emblems because 
we are good enough, but we partake of them 
because he was "Good" and the "perfect 
sacrifice." As we cry out from the depths 
of our need to him he will see to it that we 
are "strengthened and build up in the most 
holy faith" as we partake of the blessed 
cup and the hallowed bread which do "show 
forth his death till he come." 

PAGE 12 


JANUARY 7, 1925 



33 Avenue Beau Sejour, 
Ueele, Brussells' Belgium, 
December 14, 1924. 
Dear home land folks: — 

Days, yes weeks, have passed Siince three 
girls, happy in heart yet with a heaviness 
that is hard to explain, left the shores of 
America for work in foreign lands. "We felt 
our inability for the tasks ahead though will- 
ing to be his instruments. How I admired 
the girls' eagerness to serve in spite of the 
fact there is discouragement and suffering 
ahead. It was not a new commencement for 
me, yet the old struggles were there and I 
felt very sharply the attacks of the evil one. 
The voyage of quiet seas was over and we 
separated, each one to prepare for the work 
in Africa — the girls to study French that they 
might teach the natives to read the Bible and 
I to learn more about tropical diseases, at 
Brussells that I might better care for the sick 
in that dark land of suffering. 

In a strange land of strange language, with 
letters coming from Congo, telling of the 
need, it took courage and faith to face the 
task. We were given permission to enter the 
school, Miss Castmaux, and I, although we 
desired to work in French Cong-o. We en- 
listed and find ourselves every day either 
looking through the microscope at the para- 
sites in the blood or learning about the chem- 
icals that kill them. We have five profes- 
sors and our studies are medical zoology, 
bacteriology, protozology, pharmacologie and 
practical medicine. The first month we had a 
drill in anatomy and physiology, by the pro- 
fessor that is giving us pharmacologie now. 

It is all very interesting and instructive 
and I thank him for the chance of this study. 
I pray that God will receive glory to his 
name while we minister to the sick and that 
we can better perform our duty because we 
have been informed. The term closes Febru- 
ary 1.5 and we hope to sail for Africa as soon 
,as possible. A missionary's life is full of 
happiness but there are days when the joy 
is full, pressed down and running over. One 
of those days will be the day we sail, another 
when we arrive and others when we arc hard 
at work teaching the pleading hearts that 
are so full of superstition and sin. 

We thank jo\i for your prayers and knmv 
because of them, God works for us and in us 
and through us his will. I wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 
America. Yours in the Master's Service. 


MorriH, Kamsais 
On the lost Sunday in August we closed 
our labors with the good brethren at Mor- 
rill, Kansas. Our pastorate here covers a 
period of six years, but how brief those 
years! During a pastorate of such duration, 
ties arc formed that arc very dear and sep- 
aration means heartache. We naturally had 
most of the experiences that come to any 
body of people in that length of time, some 

occasions that brought intense suffering and 
sorrow but many that broug'ht joy and hap- 

During our stay here some 100 souls were 
added to the church. A parsonage was pur- 
chased and remodeled into a very cozy and 
modern home for the preacher's family. A 
neat little home for the parson 's ear was also 
erected. The great need at the: present time 
is more room for the Bible school, and we 
feel confident that this will soon be realized 
under the wise leadership of our successor. 
Brother A. E. Staley. May God bless them in 
this new relationship. 

On the evie of our departure, the Treasurer, 
Brother D. E. Wagner, handed the pastor a 
purse amounting to $100.00, and the ladies 
presented the wife with a full set of silver- 
ware. Words fail to express our appreciation 
for these gifts. Many were the friends we 
left in Morrill, both in and out of the church. 
Wherever God may lead us in our labors for 
him we will always keep a warm place in 
our hearts for thfis loyal people. 

Beaver City, Nebraska 

Since National Conference we have been 
with the Brethren here. We found a small 
band of faithful servants and with them, God 
helping us, we expect to move on to victory. 
We have thus far been able to meet most of 
our flock, and when thoroughly acquainted 
expect to do much to promote the Master's 

On December 10, Brother A. E. Thomas 
came to us and until December 21 we labored 
hard against the forces of evil. Many things 
hindered the work. The very day of Brother 
Thomas' coming a blizzard reached us and 
blocked the roads — keeping our country folks 
away through the entire duration of the 
meetings. These things however did not 
hinder Brother Thomas in his messages. Every 
sermon was powerful, convincing and logical. 
I found Thomas to be a good yoke-fellow and 
more able than ever before to preach a pow- 
erful straightforward Gospel. 

The immediate results of the meetng were 
one confession, some 20 reconsecrations and 
7 Life Work Recruits. Although the results 
were not as we prayed, yet we are not dis- 
couraged. . By the help of God we press on 
in the work whereunto we are called 



On Monday night, November 24th I begaii 
a three weeks' meeting at Elkhart, sixteen 
miles from South Bend. Being new on the 
South Bend field I did not consider that I 
should be away in a meeting. Two consider- 
ations finally led me to decide to do so. The 
first consideration was rest. Even before our 
general conference. Brother Duker had open, 
ted up a campaign on me trjang to gain my 
consent to hold the meeting. He never for a 
moment ceased his bombardment. Finally I 
consented in order to get rest. Then too, we 
had an arrang'ement whereby I could be in 
the South Bend pulpit each Sunday morning 

of the meeting, as I could also be at home 
during many of the days of the meeting. And 
on Sunday nights Brother Duker took care 
of the pulpit here. His sermons were very 
acceptable and well received by the South 
Bend people. 

It was a constant joy and pleasure to work 
with Brother Duker and his good wife, and 
the Elkhart folks. We had three most enjoy- 
able weeks together. Our efforts were blessed 
and I am sure there is a fine future ahead of 
the Elkhart work. Their treatment of me in 
every way was of the very best. I will leave 
it to the pastor to report the actual results 
of the meeting. 

There was only one unfortunate aspect in 
the meeting from my standpoint: On the two 
Sunday mornings of the meeting while I was 
at South Bend, Duker extended the invita- 
tion and on the first Sunday he got seven de- 
cisions and the second resulted in fifteen. 
Some pretty way to treat an evangelist!? But 
I have forgiven Duker: In reality he could 
not help himself. Incidentally it shows how 
uniformly the pastor and wife are loved and 
respected by their people. I am truly glad 
it happened that way. I have no false pride 
in such matters. I am not expecting to make 
professional evangelism my life work In the 
future. It was a case of planting and water- 
ing together, and God gave the increase. What 
more is necessary? 

I have never worked with a more agreeable 
pastor than Brother Duker. He is a very 
busy man. Five days in the week he is en- 
gaged in school work: But in spite of that 
fact, I queston if another congregation of 
medium ^ize in the brotherhood gains better 
pastoral attention than Duker gives to his 
field. He is always on the job. I covet rich 
blessings ,and success for the Elkhart people 
and pastor. 

South Bend, Indiana. 


Wc recently closed a very successful revival 
under the leadership of Brother A. L. Lyna 
of Pittsburgh, Pa, I think more of the peo' 
pie were in sympathy with the work here at. 
this time than any other time since the pas- 
tor is on the field. Our own members said it 
was so. In fact our charter members stated 
that they did not recollect a better prepara- 
tion. The blessed Lord seemed to have laid 
a burdem upon the people. They prayed anci 
went after the folks to bring them to the' 
services. This was a great help to the ser- 

Brother Lynn preached wonderfully good 
sermons all through the revival. This he did 
against great opposition for he fought the 
"flu" on one side and the Devil on the other. 
I think through much prayer Brother Lynn 
was privileged to continue the services, T 
know sickness was bearing upon him very 
heavily, but God spared him for our good. 

During the service we had 28 come forward' 
of whom sixteen are united with our church. 
Fifteen by baptism and one by relation. This, 

JANUARY 7. 1925 


PAGE 13 

is not all we expect from Vhe service for there 
are otliers who were not able at this time 
due to sickness, but we are expecting several 
more of these to be baptized later. 

We have no hesitancy in stating that the 
work here is in better condition than it has 
been for a long time, and we are looking for 
a more intense and successful year than the 
last few years. All of you who know anything 
about the work know the sailing has been 
somewhat rough and uncertain. 'The sores 
once made seem, difficult to heal and to be for- 
gotten. However we hope by the grace of 
God to be able to overcome most of the hin- 
drances and pull for the higher and nobler 
in Christ Jesus. I mean, having the infant 
garments changed for the manly robe of 

Brother Lynn has a warm place in the 
hearts of our people and each of us wish 
him God's speed and success in has labor. 

As for myself ,1 can say it was a great 
pleasure to me to work in a campaign like 
this. It was enjoyable to me to see the ear- 
nest way in which the sermons were delivered 
as well as the preparedness of Brother Lynn 
to give same with effectiveness. He did not 
need ask for attention for they 'had to keep 
their ears oi^en to follow him. I confess I am 
glad to know him better and my prayer is 
that God may be able to use him more. 

101. Gilmer Ave, N. W. 


In the last report from this corner of the 
Lord's A imjj'ard the writer was speaiing of 
planning to attend both National and District 
Conferences, and by Divine permission was 
privileged to fellowship with the Brethren at 
Winona in August. After conference came 
the trip home by auto and then we began 
laying plans for Johnstown and the District 
Conference. But some previous abdominal 
warnings had given me to understand that all 
was not right, and so in a few days after 
coming from Winona a consultation with the 
physician convinced me that it would be best 
to forego the pleasure of the assembling of 
the Saints at Johnstown and submit to an 
operation for appendicitis. Was operated on 
on October 4, and came through the ordeal 
with little suffering and made a rapid re- 
covery. The Bretkren were most gracious to 
their pastor and submitted to being deprived 
of some of the regular appointments -n^Jthout 
complaint. Some of my ministering brethren 
most graciously filled some of the appoint- 
ments for me, and to Brethren W. A. Cl'of- 
ford and C. E. Kolb I am most deeply grate- 
ful for their spirit of helpfulness. And to 
the many other Brethren who sent words of 
love and good wishes I am also thankful. I 
could not write you all, dear friends, and so 
in this w,ay I say, God bless you for your 
kindness. I was most graciously cared for 
by the good nurses of the XJniontown Hospi- 
tal, and with my room a veritable flower 
garden from the first day to the last I was 
made to feel that God's providences are not 
after all occasions for complaint but lat'her 
for thanksgiving, as he showed me the esteem 
of my many friends, who both came to sec 
me and sent their greetings. I am praying 

that 1 may feel better fitted to minister to 
others in suffering because of this experience. 
At Winona Lake arrangements were com- 
pleted with Brother George W. Kinzie, of 
New Lebanon, Ohio, to conduct an evangelis- 
tic campaign and on November 9, the cam- 
paign was opened. For two weeks pastor and 
evangelist worked together in perfect har- 
mony, the people prayed, the preachers vis- 
ited and pled with the sinners and God saw 
fit to pour out of his spirit upon the efforts 
of his people, with the result that nineteen 
nvdde the good confession. Of this number 
seventeen have been baptized and received 
into the fellowship of the congregation, two 
being prevented by parental objections. It 
has been whispered recently that one of these 
refuses to go to the parent's church and so 
we may yet receive her 'into our number. 
Brother Kinzie remained over to assist the 
pastor in the fall communion service which 
was held on Monday evening, November 24. 
A line percentage of the membership was 
present at the eommunoin service and Broth- 
er Kinzie gave a fine discourse on the lessons 
of the occasio*. 

I should be unfair if 1 did not say u few 
words of appreciation of the personality and 
work of Brother Kinzie, our evangelist. Al- 
ready he has given a report of his stay 
.among us, and I do not wish what I have to 
say to appear like a mutual admiration party 
between us; and this I do not fear, because 
those Avhu know me understand pretty well 
that I am not in the habit of gushing over 
anything very volubly. It had never been 
my pleasure to work wiith Brother Kinzie be- 
fore, so we were just equally unacquainted 
with each other's views and plans of working, 
etc. But the spirit of consecration and ear- 
nestness with which the evangelist entered 
into the work fully satisfied the pastor that 
he was a man of God in whom we could trust, 
.and so it was with real joy that we joined 
hearts and hands in the effort to build up the 
kingdom and glorify the Christ of Galilee, 
and God smiled upon the work of the good 
brother and gave him souls for his hire. The 
few days which we spent together were suf- 
ficient to cement a new friendship for the 
writer wit'h the brother who labored with him. 
and we shall cherish it through the coming 
years. Brother Kinzie took with him the 
good wishes and prayers of the Uniontown 
congregation for his own work at New Leb- 

During the writer's convalescence Brother 
Kolb came down from Pittsburg'h to fill the 
appointments for a Sunday and since the good 
brother is an officer in the great Pennsyl- 
vania Christian Endeavor XJnlion we arranged 
a little district C. E. gathering at our church 
at the regular C E. hour and invited the 
other societies of the city to participate. This 
they did pretty generally and a fine time was 
enjoyed by the Endeavorers. C. E. continues 
to function actively with us here, and gives 
every evidence of a live organization. New 
members have been coming into the society 
and we are having real, live C. E. prayer 
meetings. Such meetings are possible only 
because of the interest of the members and 
the continued attempts to frame interesting 
programs. The society is now workiing on the 

'Efficiency Chart, and this has helped to stim- 
ulate the interest to a degree. 

Our Sunday school continues to 'hold about 
an average attendance for the past several 
months. Not as large as it should be, because 
some will stay away and think they know 
enough about the eternal Word of God, and 
by their example influence still others to 
slight this gracious opportunity of learnling 
more of God's will and Word. But the in- 
terest is good and good is being accomplished; 
so we take new courage and press on. The 
finances of this auxiliary are exceptionally 
good, the ofl'erings often averaging ten cent." 
per attendant. This enables us to keep our 
equipment for teachers and scholars at the 
highest point and thus get the best returns 
from our efl'orts for the pupils. 

Immediately following the close of the 
evangelistic campaign the choir began prac- 
ticing on a Christmas Cantata entitled "The 
Christmas King." Because of illness among 
the membei-s of the choir they were unable to 
render the production until December 28, 
when the large congTegation was delighted 
with the splendid rendition of the Cantata. 
Brother J. H. Finnell, the leader, and Mrs E. 
P. Ebbert, pianist, deserve mention for their 
untiring efforts to make the undertaking a 

ITie usual good things could be again said 
of the faithfulness and sacrifice of the W. M. 
S. The report )in the recent number of the 
Outlook reflects credit upon the loyal gi-oup. 
During the Christmas vacation the S. M. M. 
received a visit from Miss Edith Garber, 
General Secretary of the National iS. M. M. 
While in our midst Miss Garber was a g-uest 
of Miss Harriett Hibbs, one of our fatihful 
members and a student at Ashland College. 

Brethren, we have had some trials during 
the past few months, but we murmur not at 
the leadings of the Father, but bow our wills 
to the divine workings, content to know that 
he leads, and confident that he will not call 
us to go anywhere that he will not lead the 
way and provide the strength to endure. We 
rejoice in the many good reports that are 
coming from over the brotherhood of the 
blessings whic'h God lis giving to his people, 
and we both crave a continued interest in the 
prayers of the Brethren and assure you all 
that we are trying to hold up the banner of 
a crucified, risen, glorious Eedeemer before a 
sinful, despairing, lost world, as the only hope 
of help and salvation. We pray for grace to 
be faithful representatives of the Master 
"Till he come." Fraternally, 



Roanoke is one of our struggling little 
churches of Indiana, but we thoug'ht that 
some would like to hear from this place, and 
will report the results for our short service as 
pastor. The hope of Roanoke just now is her 
wonderful spirit of fellowship. Everybody is 
at work. We have no "bosses;" we are all 
in charge together. The things to do, we do, 
— Pastor and church together. And we are 
seeing answered prayer. 

The last Sunday we served them in 1924 
brought a prayer from one of the sisters of 
the church thanking God for answered pray- 

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JANUARY 7, 1925 

ei'. A number of those faithful membersj 
whose heads are like the flowery Almond tree 
in the distance, were made to rejoice. When 
the Sabbath school, which they had cradled 
with from 10 to 12 in attndance, went across 
the 100 mark three times since the pastor is 
on the field. And Deoember 21, with _ zero 
weather we had 115 in Sabbath school with 
the other two churches giving out their 
Christmas treat to theiir schools. And in the 
evening we had ,a full house. I think we can 
seat about three hundi'el. And the best of 
attention was given throughout the entire 
service. On the fourth of January we will 
begin our revival with the pastor as the evan- 
gelist. We want the prayer of the church 
at large for the blessing of the Lord in this 
meeting. Pray for me. 



Josiah Moss, $ 10.00 

Orion E. Bowman, 7.50 

Edythe O. Pair, 1.00 

Bessie Sunan, 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. O. Frank, 2.00 

Thomas Gibson, 4.00 

Glenf ord Church, 19.22 

Nora W. Barnhusel, 2.00 

Jessie Garver, 1,000.00 

Willard Ault & Wife, 100.00 

Mart O. Lybrook, 15.00 

Dr. E. Binehart, 10.00 

Frank O. Switzer, 12.50 

W. M. S., 25.00 

Wesley MiUer &), Wife, 10.00 

Cora Wise, 5.00 

Susan Wyman, 3.00 

W. M. S., Loree, 25.00 

A. F. York, 25.00 

J. (E. WiUheisler, 5.00 

Interest on bonds, 11.74 

W. M. S., Waynesboro, 25.00 

Miss Hulda Barkley, 2.00 

Mrs. M. O. Barkley, 2.00 

Friendly Bible Class, Flora, 5.00 

Mrs. Jackson Hepler, 5.00 

Wm. H. Miller, 10.00 

Total, $1,342.96 

Many thanks for your generous gifts. 
Yours truly, 

It has been some time Siince we made an 
effort to report to the readers of the Evan- 
gelist and I am sure that some will be pleased 
to read a few items from Mulvane, as we are 
always anxious to get the paper and turn 
directly to the fijeld news and learn the hap- 
penings which gives us gi'eat joy. We cer- 
tainly rejoice with the good people of High- 
land, Pennsylvania, and say with Paul, 
"Press forward." Also we are delighted to 
know that it is possible to have a real re- 
vival meeting in Kansas and we are praising 
God for the wonderful work at Portis, and 
also at Leon, Iowa. 

The Lord has wonderfully blessed us since 
our last report. Brother Yoder was with us 
in May and gave us two mighty fine ad- 
dresses and showed the pictures at night. The 

house was filled and the work has showed its 
effect. We certainly thank God for men and 
women who are willing to give their lives for 
the sake of others, and we are sure that his 
blessings will ever follow Brother Yoder and 
'his family. In July we bid God speed to one 
of our consecrated young women as she went 
to the home mission work at Kiverside Insti- 
tute, Kentucky. Miss Agnes Whitted is an 
oxeeptionally fine both as a teacher, and as a 
Christian and she is one who is willing to 
go all the way with her Lord. Her sweet 
devotion ,and consecration to the Lord and 
to her tasks have made a marked effect upon 
the home folks, as we are sure they will 
among the people with whom she works. On 
December 28, while home on her vacation she 
gave us a very fine talk on the outline of 
her work and the general condition connected 
with the work in Kentucky. This was very 
inspiring and gave us anxious hearts to ac- 
complish more in the cause. Our Christian 
Endeavor has taken on new life and thej 
have been doing things worth while. They 
have made a gift to the Home Missions and 
helped to pay for a large bill board on the 
corner of the road which points the passer- 
by to the fact that he will sometimes confess 
to Christ and bow to God, also made a pledge 
to the support of a teacher at Kiverside In- 
stitute. We are sure that you will thank and 
praise God for this.. We have but one com- 
plaint to make and that is, we need more 
room. Our Sunday school has gi'own to fill 
the church to capacity and yet they come. 
Can some one tell us what to do? We are 
praying that God will open the way that we 
can have more room that we may be able to 
teach the pupils as they deserve. 

Our Ladies' Aid Society has been accom- 
plishing much in his service this year, making 
two payments on the parsonage, as well as 
installing a Coleman lighting system in the 
church, with many other things of similar in- 

On November 30th, we made an effort to 
put over a real thanksgiving; letter's were 
sent out to many and invitations given to all 
members and friends to come with us for a 
Homecoming and Thanksgiving and we must 
say that everything was favorable, the day 
being one of the best of the year. The peo- 
ple came and filled the house and dinner was 
served on the church lawn. For this we 
thank the ladies who prepared the bountiful 
feast which fully satisfied our hunger. But 
that is not all, after the sermon the offer- 
ing was called for and the results were above 
our expectations and was the best ever — 
ninety-three dollars and twenty three cents 
($93.23). For this we praise our heavenly 
Father and thank him who prepared our peo- 
ple and made it possible. We know that there 
are larger offerings by many churches, but 
both pastor and people rejoice as we remem- 
ber what the revelator said, "I am he that 
liveth and was dead and behold I am aUve 
for evermore." Just three years ago when 
wo came here the church was dead. We re- 
organized with about 30 members, now we 
have 88 on roll, but not all active. Pioneer 
work is hard and sometimes people are indif- 
ferent, but it is a pleasure to fall the timber 
clear the ground and build for th* Master. 

We are anticipating a great time in Jan- 
uary, 1925, as we have made arrangements 
with Brother L. G. Wood of Johnstown, Penn- 
sylvania to lead us in a revival campaign. 
Brother Wood was pastor here w'hen the 
church was built some twenty-three years ago. 
He baptized and marreid many, as well as 
administered to those in need of comfort. We 
feel that Brother Wood is the man to do us 
good at this time and we are praying that 
God will use him to his glory and the salva- 
tion of many souls and establishing the saved 
in the fajith once delivered unto the saints. 
We in advance thank the good people of 
Johnstown Third church for their liberal loan 
to their pastor. 

Brethren, we need your help. We are iso- 
lated. We are surrounded with many things 
that make it difficult to take care of what 
is in our reach, a little encouragement just 
now will mean much to the future and 
strength of the brethren in this part. 

We sincerely dealire your prayers, and wish 
for the brotherhood a "Happy New Year." 


On December 18th the Warsaw church en- 
joyed another blessed visit from Dr. Yoder. 
This, accordng to his plans, must be his last 
meeting with us for at least several years. 
While we were soriy to bid him good-bye, we 
are mliudful of the pressing need which calls 
him to his field of labor; and his devotion to 
the work is an inspiration to many of us 
who have known him so long. Those who 
were present at the farewell service w'hich was 
held for him, received a rich blessing as a 
result of the hour of praise and good fellow, 
ship together; and all were filled with new 
enthusiasm by the helpful message which he 
brought to us. We pray that God will con- 
tinue to bless abundantly Dr. Yoder and his 
loyal band of workers in South America. 

The close of the calendar year marked the 
termination of Brother Miles J. Snyder's pas- 
torate here, 'his resignation having taken ef- 
fect December 31st. Many of the brethren 
throughout the brotherhood who have a spe- 
cial interest in our local church wiU share 
with us the keen regret caused by his going 
away. While our work together did not ex- 
tend over a long period of time (it was only 
a little more than two years), yet we feel 
that during this time much good was accom- 
plished. The church was blessed in many 
ways through his ministry, and continues to 
enjoy a good state of spirituality. For this 
we are thankful, and much credit is due 
Brother Snyder for the splendid way in which 
he labored for the advancement of the king- 
dom in this field. His preaching was of the 
finest quality, dominated by one supreme pur- 
pose to preach the love of God, and to exalt 
the name of Jesus. His sermons, always of 
the highest type, were characterized by pro- 
found reasoning and sound doctrine, always 
true to the inspired Word. He was a sincere 
and devoted pastor, having an abiding faith 
in the living Christ. As he goes from us to 
take up his new work in another part of the 
T^ord's vineyard, we are brought to a fuller 
appreciation of his true worth. We feel in- 
deed ttat we have lost a good pastor, the 

JANUARY 7, 1925 


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community a good neighbor, and Warsaw a 
good citizen. 

In choosing a successor to Brother Snyder, 
the church extended a call to Brother C. C. 
Grisso. The call was accepted, and we are 
fortunate in that our new pastor was able to 
take up his duties on January 1st. Brother 
Grisso came to us by no means as a stranger, 
he having already resided in this city for 
some time. Most of the congregation had al- 
ready learned to know and to love him, and 
we anticipate good results from bis ministry 
here. We ask the prayei-s of God's people 
that we may always be found faithful to 
Christ and the church. 

ALBERT G. HAKTMAN, Secretary. 


In. the report which appeared a few weeks 
ago, in the closing paragraph whicJi failed 
to appear, I said that a total of 86 congrega- 
tions had contributed this year, which seems 
decidedly too small a number as compared 
with the whole number of congregations in 
the brotherhood. When you count the list as 
it appears below, you will see that I was a 
bit extravagant with my figures, for there 
are not that many to report. I said too that 
in the near future, I meant to give you the 
list, as I am doing herewith. If the name 
of your congregation does not appear, it is 
for one of two reasons, — Either no offering 
was asked for, or it has not been sent in. 
It' is still not too late to correct such a 
fault, for I shall be glad to report any future 
gifts. Following is the list of congi-egations 
which made response to the appeal, wtith the 
amounts contributed: 

Ashland, O., $ 45.30 

Altoona, Pa., 25.76 

Allentown, Pa., 12.00 

Accident, Md., 6.00 

Buckeye City, O., 13.50 

Burlington, Ind., 25.00 

Brighton, Ind., 7-50 

BerUn, Pa., • 43.35 

Bryan, O., 50.00 

Beaver City, Neb., ■ 30.00 

Carleton, Neb., 12.90 

Campbell, Mich., 17.00 

Columbus, O., 5.00 

Calvary, N. J., 10.00 

Canton, O., 43.00 

Denver, Ind., 6.15 

Dayton, O., 119-00 

Dallas Center, Iowa, 10.00 

Elkhart, Ind., 150.00 

Pairhaven, O., 17.65 

Fostoria, O., 8.50 

Flora, Ind., 39.64 

Fairview, O., 14.50 

Falls City, Neb., 112.62 

Gratis, O., 22.35 

Garwin, Ia.„ 13.38 

Gretna, O., 21.33 

Glenf ord, O., 7.00 

GoAen, Ind., 68.37 

Higliland, Ind., 5.36 

Huntington, Ind., 9.50 

Hamlin, Kan., 51.56 

Highland, Pa., 22.00 

Hagerstown, Md., 51.05 

Johnstown, 3rd, 11.00 

Johnstown, 1st, • 56.15 

Kittanning, Pa., 25.00 

Listie, Pa., 9.00 

Louisville, O., 40.35 

Long Beach, Cal., 182.00 

Linwood. Md., ■ 8.60 

Lost Creek, Ky., 5.42 

MiUedgeville, III., 55.00 

Mt. Zion, O., 5.00 

Muncie, Ind., 40.00 

Maurertown, Va., 16.52 

Masontown, Pa., 75.00 

Middlebranch, O., 20.00 

Mt. Pleasant, Pa., , 6.50 

Martinsburg, Pa., 75.80 

Mulvane, Kans 19.50 

Meyersdale, Pa., 58.00 

MorriJl, Kans., 46.34 

Mexico, Ind., 9.00 

Milford, Ind., 11.75 

New Entei-pPise, Pa., 13.00 

New Lebanon, O., 9.00 

North Manchester, Ind., 160.20 

Nappanee, Ind., 20.00 

Pleasant Hill, O., 16.40 

Pleasant Grove, la., 4.00 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 200.00 

Portis, Kans., 8.66 

Philadelphia, 1st, 34.94 

Eoann, Ind., 27.65 

Rittman O., 14.00 

Roanoke, Va., 12.07 

Sidney, Ind., 14.66 

Smithville-Sterling, 12.00 

Sergeantsville, N. J., 11.00 

St. James, Md., 12.00 

Salem, O., 2.00 

Terra Alta, W. Va., 8.50 

Trinity, Va., 5.30 

Tiosa, Ind., 5.15 

Turlock, Cal., ■ 3.50 

Uniontown, Pa., 150.00 

Washington, D. C, 25.25 

YeUow Creek, Pa., 10.00 

Warsaw, Ind., 11.00 

Waynesboro, Pa., 43.00 

Waterloo, la., 90.26 

If your congregation is lincorrectly reported, 
let me know, and I will be glad to make cor- 
rection. Send any further gifts, to. 
Your fellow servant, 

Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. 


WHEREAS, the life of Samuel Wilcox has 
been a great blessing and influence for en- 
couragement and righteousness to us, the 
members of the Pittsburgh Brethren Church, 

WHEREAS, Almighty God, in his infinite 
and divine wisdom, has taken from this 
sphere of earthly activity the soul of our 
blessed brother, 

the members of the Pittsburgh Brethren 
Church have lost a faithful and loyal brother, 
and one Who will be greatly missed. 

we extend to the family of our departed 
brother the most heartfelt sympathy of our 
entire Organization, praying that the love of 
God and his tender touch of healing shall 
sustain them in this hour of separation, for 
we ' ' sorrow not, even as others which have 
no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died 
and rose again even so them also w'hich sleep 
in Jesus will God bring with him." 

G. M. GARLAND, Secretary. 


One of the most interesting, profitable and 
thoroughly enjoyable entertainments of the 
Thanksgiving season was provided for mem- 
bers and friends of the First Brethren 
churches of Loree and Mexico at the Mexico 
Brethren church last Friday evening. 

As a means of raising a part of the yearly 
Thanksgiving offering for Home Missions, 
some of the members of the Mexico church 
challenged the Loree church to a game hunt. 

Each church appointed committees and met 
at the home of M. K. Newman in Peru to 
decide upon rules and regulations for govern- 
ing the hunt. Penalties were invoked and 
fines were imposed. ,The losing churci was to 
cook the game and provide the feast to the 
winning church. 

Thanksgiving morning dawned bright and 
clear. Mexico church, headed by Capt. Josiah 
Maus and Loree churoh, led by Capt. Davis, 
went bravely forth to the hunt. 

Loree church won with the high score of 
12,000 points, while the Mexico hunters scored 
only 8,000 points. But while the Mexico 
hunters lost the honors of the hunt, the ladies 
of the Mefdco church won much praise for 
the delicious dinner they provided of fried 
rabbit, pigeon with escalloped oysters on the 
side and numerous other good things to eat. 
Eighty persons were seated at the banquet 
'table and after partaking of the good things 
to eat, much fun was experienced by the col- 
lecting of the fines for breaking the rules of 
the hunt. 

Wiile the committee did not compel anyone 
to pay the fines, after such a bounteous feast, 
everyone became conscience-stricken and 
promptly paid the fines asked. The Loree 
ladies wanted to be too formal and wore their 
hats for which they paid the price of being 
too stylish. 

Walter Shinn and Josiah Maus being 40 
years of age, and having no sons old enough 
to hunt, manfully paid the penalty. 

So enjoyable was the entire day's program 
that Loree church challenged Mexico church 
for a repetition of the hunt next year and 
extended the invitation to the Corinth church 
to join them. 

A goodly sum was realized which was 
equally divided between the two churches. 

So ended a perfect day of Christian fellow- 
ship for which all who participated in it gave 
thanks for the blessings of November 27th, 
1924. — Peru Daily Tribune. 

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JANUARY 7, 1925 


On October 27 it was the privilege of the 
writer to go to Marianna to conduct a three 
weeks' revival for the good brethren of the 
Highland congregation about three miles from 
the town of Marianna. Here we enjoyed the 
hospitality of the pastor and his family. A 
sweeter spirited home than that of Brother 
and Sister Eemple and their two consecrated 
daughters, Edna and Verna, would be hard to 
And. Any congregation is to be congratulated 
when they can have leadership so prayerfully 
and so faithfully seeking the guidance of the 
Lord as do the Eemples. (They believe the 
Bible to be God's Word and are not afraid 
to truse his promises. They believe in the 
atonement accomplished by the Son of God 
by the shedding of his own blood in our 
stead. In these days of apostasy it is re- 
freshing to work with those who are enthu- 
siastically loyal to the whole Bible and to its 

The field here is a difficult one, and yet a 
promising one. It is promising because here 
are some who are willing to make real sac- 
rifices and to endure gladly for Jesus' sake. 
The chief difficulty lies in. the fact that some 
who should be soul-winners are far more in- 
terested in the follies of this world than they 
are' in the gloiy of their Lord. But is this 
not true of some in nearly every congrega- 

One of the features of the meeting was the 
singing of the Misses Edna and Verna Eem- 
ple whose duets were a real help. It was 
also inspiring to witness the baptism by the 
pastor of some of the converts of the meot- 
ng in the near-by stream. The Communion 
service was also a nig'ht long to be remem- 
bered. We shall look back with much pleas- 
ure to the three weeks spent with these dear 
people and with their faithful pastor and his 
family. M. A. WITTEE. 



Inasmuch as I am unable to leave for mis- 
sion work in Africa at present I would like 
to hire a good man (preferably a Brethren) 
to take my place on the faBm! in my partner- 
ship that I may get into a machine shop and 
get a mechanllcal training w'hich will serve 
me well when I get to Africa. I expect to 
contract to pay what I make through the 
whole year to the farmer for his season's 

I would also like to get in touch with a 
Brethren man wanting a large farm. We 
don't know how much equity we have. We 
wait an offer and then see if we can sacrifice 
to meet it. I am willing to take as little a? 
my partner will. I prefer a Brethren so as to 
add strength to our local church. 

EENEST MYEES, WillJam.sburg, Iowa. 


HOWARD-RANK — Mr. Clarence B. Howard 
and MLfs Reba Mac Rank both of Marshall- 
town. Iowa, were united in marriage at the 
home of the bride's parents, on November 26, 
1924. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Rank and a member of the Carl- 
ton Brethren church. The g-room is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. William Howard. The best 

wishes of their many friends go with them 
for a happy, useful life over the sea of mat- 
rimony. Ceremony by the writer, 


OLNEY-JORDEBREK — Mr. Glenn E. Olney 
of Garwin, Iowa, and Miss Leta Jordebrek of 
Marshalltown, lowia, were united in marriage 
at the Carlton Brethren Parsonage, on De- 
cember 7, 1924. The bride is a daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Peter Jordebrek of Marshalltown, 
Iowa. The groom is the son of Mrs. James 
Olney of near Garwin, Iowa, and a member of 
the Carlton Brethren church. The best wishes 
of the many friends of these young people 
g'o with them for a happy, useful life over 
the sea of matrimony. Ceremony by the 
writer. CARL E. HELSER. 

YOUKER-RANK — Mr. Elroy J. Youker and 
Miss Ruby G. Rank, both of Marshalltown, 
Iowa, were united in marriage at the bride's 
home, on December 20, 1924. The bride is a 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rank and 
a member of the Carlton Brethren church. 
These young people plan tu make their fu- 
ture home in Marshalltown, Iowa. The best 
wishes of their many friends go with them 
for a pleasant, happy, useful lite over the 
sea of matrimony. Ceremony by the writer. 


WI1.CO.V — Samuel Harmon Wilcox was 
born August 21, 1902; and died Friday, De- 
cember 19, 1924, after an illness of 14 weeks, 
at the age of 22 years and i months. He 
was the youngest child and only son of Ira 
C. and Margaret E. Wilcox. 

He joined the Pittsburgh Brethren church 
at the tender age of eleven, and was a loyal 
and faithful member. 

Besides his parents, he is survived by 
three sisters, Isabel, Eleanor, and Mrs. 
Irene Rishel. 

Services were held at the family residence. 
330 South Evaline Street, Pittsburg-h, on De- 
cember 22, 1924, by Rev. A. L. Lynn, pastor 
of the Pittsburgh church. Dr. Jacobs, Presi- 
dent of Ashland College, also told of thi. 
noble Christian life which Samuel lived while 
a student at Ashland. 

The body was laid to rest in a beautiful 
lot in Allegheny Cemetery. 

"Student, Assistant Coacli and Christian 
Gentleman." — Dr. Jacobs. 

Secretary of the Pittsburgh Church. 

CROUSE — Hettie Virginia was born Janu- 
ary 24, 1847 and died December S, 1924 at the 
home of her son, Mr. Homer Teel of Dunedin. 
She was aged 77 years, ten months and fif- 
teen days. In January, 186S she was mar- 
ried to Chester Teel and to this union was 
born nine children, Mrs. Anna Tuggle of 
Huntington. Mrs. Ella Shoemaker of Gate- 
wood, Jlrs. Ida Garrett of Salem, Mr, George 
Teel of Bay City, Michigan, Mr. Walter Teel 
of Oak Hill, Mrs. Minnie Parker of Akron. 
Ohio, Mrs. Marion Johnson of Oak Hill and 
Homer of the home. 

Forty years ago she became a member of 
the Chestnut Grove Church of the Brethren 
and the passing of the years only added to 
the love she had for her church. She is sur- 
vived by her husband and eight children 
witli a number of grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. The funeral service was held 
at the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren 
and burial in the nearby cemetery. Services 
in charge of the undersigned, 

Pastor Oak Hill Brethren Church. 

SAYLOR — David L. Saylur of Friedens, Pa., 
departed this life November 16, aged 54 years. 
He was an earnest, devout Christian man and 
for a number of years a faithful member of 
the Listie Brethren church. Brother Saylor 
leaves to mourn his departure, three sisters. 
Lucy and Adda, who made their home with 
their brother, and Mrs. Olive Haugh of Los 
Angeles, California. He was a business man 
of unusual Character and abilty and his coun- 
sel was sought in inatters of importance in 
the community. Funeral services were con- 
ducted by the writer in the Friedens Luther- 
an churcli, assisted by the pastor. Rev. B. F, 
Rudisill and Dr. L. P. Y'^oung. The large con- 
coui-se of people who attended the service 
g'ave evidence of the high esteem in which 
Brother Saylor was held. Another of God's 
own has been called to the life beyond, but 
he will continue to live in the hearts olT those 
whom he loved and served. May the Lord 
bring- comfort to the bereaved. 


LONG — On September 30, 1924, Mrs. Estella 
Long, aged 66 years, went home to glory. She 
was for many years a loyal member of the 
Hagerstown church. She left two daughters 
and two sons, one of whom is Elder Roy S. 
Long. Funeral services conducted by Dr. J. 
M. Tombaugh and the pastor. 


-WOATS — On November 26, 1924 Jessie J. 
Moats departed this liie, aged oi years. He 
sutlered ill health lor many years. He was a 
member of the Hagerstown church. He 
leaves his wife and son. l-'uneral in charge 
of the pastor. G. C. CARPENTER. 

MYER — Noah B. Myer passed on after two 
weeks' illness on December 12th, 1924, leav- 
ng his wife and four children, his father 
and mother, three brothers and one sister, 
not to mourn his departure as those who 
nave no hope, but to miss him greatly as do 
all of us. He was a young- man of sterling 
Character, a faitnful attendant and member 
of the Flora Brethren church. The large 
concourse oi triends at the funeral attested 
lus splendid life. 

SIGRISr — Sarah Sigrist departed this lii^ 
December 13th, at her home in Brig-hton, 
Ind. Her passing- was peaceful and her loved 
ones beautifully laid her away. She had 
lived to rear her family of two daughters 
and two sons and to see them all grow to 
rugged and usetul manhood and womanhood 
Witn her husband and the above mentoned 
family beside the grandchildren surviving 
her, many friends gatliered out of sympathy 
and respect to cherish her memory in these 
last services. She was a member of me 
Brighton church for many years. 

U.llBERHOCIvER — Susanna Umberhocker 
leaves in her passing- to the Spirit Realm on 
December 14th, 1924, her daughter, Mrs. Syl- 
vester Whetstone, and three sisters and one 
broilier, all residing in this state, and were 
present at the funeral services. Rev. E. F. 
r-'lora wlio baptized her when she became a 
member of the Flora Brethren church, as- 
sisted in the service. She lacked but a Sun- 
day or two uf having a perfect Sunday school 
record of 7 years. This record proves she 
was a faitliful, consistent Christian and has 
gone to her reward. Above services by 


GIBSON — Harry I. was a son of Isaac C. 
Gibson and of the late Mrs. Martha Florence 
tVVhysong) Gibson, whose death occurred 
about six years ago, died Wednesday even- 
ing-, December 24, 1924 at the Lee Homeo- 
pathic Hospital of Johnstown, Pa. 

Harry was a student at the Garfield Junior 
Hig:li School. Besides his father, he is sur- 
vived by a brother, Melvin Gibson. Funeral 
was conducted from the Gibson home on 
Westmoreland Avenue, Saturday afternoon by 
the writer. Burial was made in Grand View 
Cemetery. L. G. WOOD. 

FOX — Barbara Ellen Fox, wife of Elder 
John M. Fo.x, was born in Washington town- 
ship, Miami County, Indiana, February 19, 
l^HZ, and departed this life on November 9. 
1924, in her old home coi-nmunity, her age 
being 62 years, S months and 20 days. All her 
life was spent near where she was born ex- 
ce,pt about nine years which was spent in 
ministerial labors in North Manchester, In- 
diana, Cambra, Indiana, and Akron, Indiana. 
She was a daughter of Andrew and Sarah 
Cunningham. She was preceded in death by 
one child, Andrew Jacob, who died in 1893. 
jind is survived by ths husband, John M. 
Fox, and four sons who are, Lloyd A., Carl 
E., Daniel A., and Charles E; also one daugh- 
ter, Mary Ethel Gable; nine grandchildren and 
many relatives and friends. She was a char- 
ter member of the Loree Brethren church and 
a laitlifui worker and a firm believer in her 
faith. She was a patient sufferer through 
her 8 years of affliction; seldom complained 
and ever had a word of cheer for those 
around her. We do not mourn as those that 
have no hope, for she died believing' in the 
liope of life eternal. Services were con- 
ducted from the church by the pastor, 


GREEJV — Martin Luther Green, after mucl-i 
suffering- from hardening of the arteries, 
passed from this state of time to unknown 
eternity to be with him who doeth all things 
well. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, 
May 21, 1844. He moved to Illinois where he 
grew to manhood and was mai-ried to Miss 
Jane Kennedy, March 4, 1864. To this union 
were born seven sons and two daughters, of 
which two sons and one daughter and the 
mothei- preceded him to tire glory land. He 
was married to Mrs. ilary Schriver May 14, 
1920. He parted this life, November 27, 1924, 
his age being 80 years, 6 months and 6 days. 
Mr. Green was a real pioneer of Harper 
County, Kansas, coming to Freeport in 1883 
where he established a home and where he 
was instrumental in establishing a great re- 
ligious sentiment. He was a devoted Chris- 
tian, ever ready to lend a helping- hand to 
those about him. He often expressed his de- 
sire in his last days to go home where all 
would be well. 

Funeral services were held at the home of 
his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Mead of Mulvane. 
Kansas, conducted by the writer who accom- 
panied the remains to Freeport, Kansas, 
where it was laid to rest in a beautiful little 
cemetery. THOMAS P. HOWELL. 

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The Hub of Our Church Activities — Editor, 2 

Editorial Eeview, ■ 3 

The Future of the Brethi-en Church — W. S. Bell, 4 

Have You Ever Made Such a Good Investment? — A.. H. Lichty, 4 

Oaring for Our Own — Dyoll Belote, 5 

A Golden Opportunity — C. F. Yoder, 6 

Our Publishing Interests — George F. Kem, 6 

The Gambler 's Conversion — J. L. Mawson, 7 

The Fool 's Four-Fold Mistake— J. I. Hall, 8 

Our Worship Program, 8 

Our Loving Heavenly Father — Herman Koontz, 9 

Notes on the Sunday School Lesson — (Edwin Boardman, 10 

The White Gift - Offering- -Martin Shively, 10 

Christian (Endeavor Week — J. A. Garber, 11 

Junior Endeavor Notes — Ida G. Weaver, 1] 

News from the Field, , 12-15 

Business Manager's Corner, 16 


The Hub Of Our Church Activities 

The Publishing House is the hub of our church activities. They 
all (ienter around it and are vitally dependent upon it. It has the 
facilities upon which all must rely for the maintenance of popular 
interest and support. They come to it for the dissemination of their 
news and the carrying of their appeals. They seek its unifying and 
informing influences and its power to mould and marshall sentiment, 
The wide-spread development of spirituality, the building up and 
defense of the faith and the stirring of the heart with a passionate 
concern for the promotion of the kingdom of Christ are dependent, 
next to the pulpit itself, upon the ministry of the printed page. 

This is not said to the disparagement in the least of any other 
activity of the church. This is simply to emphasize the importance 
of that agency which is the one and indispensible means of promot- 
ing all other activities. The printing business as such is not a legit- 
imate enterprise of the church; it can be legitimately conducted by 
the church only as a means of aiding it in the accomplishment of 
its work. No church has a right to endeavor to build up a great 
publishing house merely as a business proposition, but it has a right 
to build up such an institution if it is dedicated with all its earn- 
ings to the propagation of the Gospel. , When we engage in the 
printing business as a means of promoting the work of the Kingdom 
it loses its secular character and becomes an auxiliary of the church. 
Indeed it not only becomes a legitimate activity of the church, but 
in view of the rapid development and wide application of the 
printing industry to spiritual ends, it becomes an essential and in- 
dispensible agency to the realization of the church's largest life and 
the promotion of every phase of its work. For the widespread and 
rapid dissemination of Gosped truth the printed page has become the 
mightiest factor that the church has ever discovered, and its ad- 
vancement all along the line waits on a wiser, more constant anA 
more adequate use of this means. 

Foreign missions has possibly received the most serious atten- 
tion and the most generous support of any activity of the church. 
There is every evidence that it rests more heavily upon the hearts 
of our people than any other phase of our work. But no one who 
understands that two-thirds of the world has never heard of Christ 
thinks for a moment that the church is doing too much for foreign . 
missions, or even all it ought to do. The more we understand the 
situation the more we are persuaded that the church is but touching 

tlio fringes of its great world task. We would if we could stir our 
people to the last member to incomparable sacrifices and to deeds 
before unknown. The church cannot be in the largest sense true to 
the supreme passion of Christ, if it leaves one stone unturned that 
would discover to it greater power for world evangelization. How 
may we stir our people more widely to this task and what is the 
stone we have left unturned? By the larger use of the printed page 
wc may arouse many people who have never yet been moved and by 
a generous support of the Publishing House we may upturn a stone 
that has hid from us many large possibilities. It is the printed page 
that has been the medium through which our people have been 
called to do the splendid things that have already been accomplished, 
and it is by the wiser and more far-reaching use of this agency that 
larger achievements are yet to be wrought. We do not minimize the 
incomparable influence of the spoken word, but it is many times 
more expensive and greatly limited in its reach. 

Home Missions is the companion of foreign missions, though 
slightly in the arear in the attention it has received, but it is 
coming to have an increasingly large place in the prayers and saci^ 
fices of our people. Yet it has not begun to receive the emphasis 
that it deserves. Our vision has been narrow, our goals have been 
timidly set, our askings apologetically made and our contributions 
pitiably small. As a result we have suffered untold loss in member- 
ship, .splendid opportunities for the building of great churches have 
slipped from us an,d in many places we are doomed to a smalj and 
dMindling influence. But how are we going to give our people the 
larger vision and lead them to undertake the larger possibilities along 
this line? How, indeed! imless we resort to the printed page. But 
-<j long as we allow the publishing interests to limp along as if of no 
consequence, how is the printed page to perform its larger work? 
How are the people to be more widely reached? 

The importance of our educational interests have been steadily 
receiving increasing recognition, due principally to the influence of 
personalities and to the voice of the press. The church publications, 
and especially the church's official organ, have been constantly 
stressing the claims of the college and seminary to which we look 
for the training of our ministerial and missionary recruits and the 
education of ouu young laity. And it is encouraging to note that the 
church is awakening to the educational responsibilities that rest upon 


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it and is setting its faice forward. But long strides must soon be 
taken if tlie cinirch is not to suffer irreptrable and almost fatal loss. 
Now is not the time to lessen our efforts, to agitate less vigorously, 
tu use the printed page less constantly ajnd widely. It is rather a 
time to redouble our efforts. If ever a. college needed the greatly 
increased support of its constituency, Ashland College needs it right 
now when it stands on the threshhold of a great and influential 
future, which it may presently enter if only Brethren people will 
bestir themselves to the doing of a| really big thing in the way of 
supplying endowment and new and much needed buildings. But how 
caJi we reach the people more widely than we have? How can we 
speak more efficiently and effectively with the printed page than 
we ha,ve! We have exhausted our evjery present resource to make our 
appeals effective. But greater resources will make possible greatei 
efforts aJnd more effectivie mean^. Greater support of our publica- 
tions will make possibje a wider roach of their messages. An un- 
incumbered Publishing House would make possible a more generous 
use of the printed page. The growth of the church's publishing 
interests is essential to the growth of eveiy other general interest 
of the church. And it is true for reasons that are very fundamental 
that the other interests cannot go on growing out of all proportion 
to the publishing interests. The developrflent of thes^ interests must 
go forward with the rest, or all will soon reach a standstill. 

We might consider any other general interest of the church that 
might be suggested with the sajne conclusions. The Benevolent work 
of the denomination has ma,de comin:endable progTess. We have been 
steadily raising the pensions to aged ministers and have built a 
beautiful homje for the aged. In the accornplishment of these mai-ks 
of progress the church press ha,s been a large factor. And in the 
attainment of the goals yet to be reached the press must play an 
important part. Whatever line of interest we investigate that re- 
qmres co-operation and united effort on the part of widely separated 
peoples, we find the printed page indispensible to the accomplish- 
ment of the ends in view. Not evbn a denominational consciousness 
can be maintained without a church paper, nor the perpetuation of 
church practices, nor a harmonious interpretation of the Word. 
Among any people and from every standpoint the church press is 
found to be essential to the life and progi-ess of the church, but 
especially should such necessity be evident among us who are so 
widely scattered from the Atlantic to the Pacific aaid from the Gulf 
to the Lakes. If we a^e to maintain any semblance of denominational 
unity, and if we are to perpetuate in any worthy way the distincti\e 
spiritual values for which we stand, we must ceaae to neglect, as we 
have too long been doing, our publishing interests. We must make 
larger use of the printed page and increase the facilities for making 
it that it may offer a still more extensive and efficient service. And 
remember that in very truth the Publishng House is the hub of all 
our denominational activities. Adequate support here will increase 
the chances of success ail along the line. 


Dr. Shively makes his first White Gift offering report on Sun- 
day School pag*. 

Dr. M. A. Witter reports a very successful and helpful ' ' Watch- 
night" service in his church at West Kittanning, Pennsylvania. 

Brother John Parr, pastor of the church at Berne, Indiana, wrote 
a special note to us recently saying that he and his people ^^•ere 
more than pleased with the services of the Gospel Teaan from Ash- 
land College that visited that church over the Christmas holidays. 

The attention of Christian Endeavorers is called to Prof. Garber's 
suggestions for Christian Endeavor week, and Miss Spice's report 
of pledges to the Kentucky work. Therie is need of still more 
societies to line up back of this missionary undertaking. 

Our correspondent from North Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, reports 
thirteen additions to the church by baptism, as a result of a^ cam- 
paign held by Evangelist Harry H. Eutchel. The church also received 
encouragement and help from a visit by Brotheit M. A. Witter. 

In a communication from Attorney Orion E. Bowman, who is 
superintendent o£ the Sunday school of the Brethilen church of Day- 

ton, Ohio, we learn that the school closed the year with an average 
attenda,ncie of 697, the largest in the history of the church. The 
school's total enrollment is 1653, being the largest school in Mont- 
gomeiy county of any denomination. The church is now in the 
midst of a great revival campaign, with Brother E. C. MiUer as the 
evangelist. Dr. Bell has been unanimously chosen as pastor for 
another year beginning the first of next September. 

Brother W. I. Duker reports thirty confessions resulting from tha 
evangelistic campaign which Dr. Beachler the evangelist reported last 
week. It was evidently a mutually pleasant experience for pastor 
and evaingelist. The Elkhart work goes forward in its usually fine, 
aggressive way in all its departments. 

Brother Z. T. Livengood says the work is starting off aluspiciously 
at Lanark, Illinois, under the leadership of Brother Charles W. 
Mayes, who graduated from Ashland College last spring. As a re- 
sult of a union evangelistic campaign thirteen were added to the 
church by baptism. Brother Mayes' musical ability is being given 
ai'. opportunity to prove itself in hds first pastorate as it did while 
he was in college. 

From tlie First church of Los Angeles came recently the sad 
news telling of the death of Elder Isaac Boss, who for many years 
lived in Ohio, but who for a number of years has resided in Los 
Angeles. His death occurred on December 17th, 1924 at a little less 
than 77 years of age. He held several pa,storates in Ohio, and also 
served churches in other parts. Further information concerning his 
life and decease wiU bei given in a later issue of The Evangelist. 

Brother Thoburn C. Lyon, the consecrated pastor of the church 
at Washing'ton C. H., Ohio, reports that the work was somewhat 
revived and one new member added by baptism amd one reconsecra- 
tion received as a result of a three weeks' meeting conducted by 
Brother Robert F. Porte of Pleastnt Hill, Ohio. The field has suf- 
fered considerably as a result of changes such as are taking pflace 
in many country communities but the pastor and "faithful few" 
are working bravely on. 

The Pittsburgh church reports seventeen confessions of Christ 
as a result of a "Decision Day" held on the Suiudajy preceding 
Christmas. They installed and dedicated a fine niew pipe organ 
recently in response to a revival! of interest in music, and doubtless 
the new organ will inspire still greater devotion to church music on 
the part of their choir. The church also was re-decorated inside. 
These are evidences of the steadily growing interest and activity 
on the part of these good people under the able leadership of Broth- 
er A. L. Lynn, the pastor. 

We received the sad news through a communication from the 
SKscretary of the First church of Philadelphia that on January 4th 
of this year our aged brother, Elder E. E. Roberts, passed to bis 
reward. Brother Roberts was a charter member of the Tenth and 
Dauphin Street church and was a great missionary in that city. 
Evangelist readers will remember him for his valued communications, 
many of which were styled, "Lessons from Life in a Great City." 
We hope to receive further and fuller information concerning the 
life of this noble man, for the benefit of his many friends. 

Dr. C. F. Yoder, who makes his final report from "Under the 
Northern Dipper" for a time, recently concluded his visitation of 
the churches, which has taken just a year and during which time 
he niaide 315 addresses. Besides on his last Sunday in Ashland he 
preached in the college chapel in the morning and in the afternoon 
to a great union mass meeting in the large Methodist church which 
was packed to the galleries and doors. He and his wife and son 
Robert, left on the 12th for New York, they were to meet Miss 
Ha,nnah Nielsen, who is to go with them to help in mission work in 
the Argentine. 

The deportation of the Christian minorities from their former 
homes in Turkey has not yet ended. Hundreds of people having long 
been held at Turkish ports are now from time to time fuiding means 
of transportation to Greece. 

Surely there is need that much more of America's wealth be 
given to preserve life to this ceaseless flow of refugees. But oh, 
when will the conscience of America become Christian and unselfish 
enough to cause the Government to speak out against the atrocities 

of the atrocious Turks? AshlancI TheolcglGa! Library 

Ashland, Ohio 



JANUARY 14, 1925 


The Future of the Brethren Church 

By W. S. Bell, D. D., President Publication Board 

This is a subject that concerns every true and loyal 
member of our beloved fraternity. It can be answered in 
a veiy lirief statement — The future of the church depends 
largely on ^\•hat its memljership luider God wills to makt' 
it. The Brethren church ha.s a wonderful future, if we as 
a body measure up to our opportunities, the message that 
God has entrusted to us and to the leading of the Holy 
Spirit. We are only in the beginning of big things, the 
infancy of a \vonderful future and great achievements for 
the Kingdom, if we Avill only consecrate ourselves to the 
work, by sacrifice, money, talents and sei'vice. 

One of the Greatest Agencies 

One of the greatest agencies in oui' age to voice God's 
message, to evangelize, unify and educate, is the press. To 
cripple and hinder the work of our publishing interests is 
suicide. If we expect to grow into a strong functioning 
body, it is imperative; that our printing institution be given 
our best support and that the printed page speak the mes- 
sage of the church. If -we had no Church Paper — What? 
If we did not edit and publish our o^^^l Sunday school liter- 

Losiag- Time and Opportunity 

We have a veiy limited literature. We should have 
more tracts and boolcs. We should have more illustrations 
in our regular publications. We have the ability and will- 
ingness, but are limited on account of fluids. The isms 
and fad religions of our day are growing numerically, }iot 
because of their teacliings, as much is due to their being 
great propagandists. Christian Science and Seventh Day 
Adventists crowd their literature to the front and get it 
before the people on every turn. Will we ever learn? 

A Call to the Brethren Church 

This is a call to the Brethren to come to the aid of your 
Publishing interests. Our reqxiests are reasonable, impor 
tant and deserve the support of every loyal member of the 
church. No congregation should fail to show its apprecia- 
tion and support to this important work. 

A Twentieth Century Miracle 

That's what our Publishing is. A few years ago, 
Avith only broken down equipment and inadequate facilities. 
We have struggled along under the efficient management of 
R. R. Teeter luitil today we have a modernly equipped Pub- 
lishing House, that puts out a class of work that shows up 
well mth the best publishing houses. Along with this Ave 
have acquired one of the best properties in Ashland's busi- 

ne;ss district, bought on nerve and faith without any money, 
which is worth at least $20,000.00 more than what we 
agreed to pay for it. It has been under the blessing of 
God and good management that this Avonderful progress has 
been made. 

The Present Need 

The Publication Board is making a i-easonable request 
of the! churches of our fraternity to help pay for the build- 
ing. We have given place to other pressing needs, in their 
appeal for help from the church at large and have got along 
the best we could. We feel the timie has come that o^ur 
publishing interests should have consideration. What Ave 
want, is help to pay off the debt of the building. SUNDAY, 
JANXTARY 25th, is the day that has been set aside for our 
churches to take up an offering for the liquidation of that 
debt. We are -publishing the Evangelist at a financial loss^ 
the deficit of Avhich is paid out of the general business. 
HoAvever we are not asking for help to run the business, but 
to pay for the building— EVERY DOLLAR GIVEN ON 

Show Your Appreciation 

Do "your bit" on PUBLICATION DAY by investing a 
fcAv dollars into a business Avhich is yours, AAdiich Avill bring 
large returns for the church. MAY NO CHURCH FAIL 
pull together and place this important agency of the church 
to the front, free from all debt. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Publishing House Day 
The Last Sunday in January 

A Generous Offering from EVERY CHURCH to help 

pay for our New Publishing House. 

A twenty-five percent liSTCREASE in Evangelist 

Subscriptions, if the paper is not on your church 


Brethren Sunday school literature used in EA'EEY 


Plan to make the Day a Great Success. 

Have You Ever Made Such a Good Investment ? 

By A. H. Lichty 

Formerly Business Manager of The Brethren Publishing Company, now Vice President of 
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company 

Five years ago The Brethren Publishing Company pur- 
chased a Avell located three story business building in Ash- 
land. Those Avho should knoAV the facts tell us this same 
property if sold today Avould bring double its purchase 
price. A one hundred per cent gain AA'itliin four years 
means tAventy-five per cent increase in value per year on 
the purchase price. Most of us indiAaduals do Avell if Ave 
can secure an annual return of six or seven per cent upon 
our OAvn private iuA'cstments. 

The Brethren church through its Publishing Company 
is benefitted by this remarkable increase in values. Her 

Publication Board and the Busmess Maaiager of The Pub- 
lishing Company merit hearty commendation for their AAdse 
and far sighted action in making this purchase. They de- 
serve from the church at large a substantial expression of 
appreciation, and a vote of rcncAved confidence. I think of 
a A'ery pactical Avay that this can be done and Avill men- 
tion it presently. 

Fortunately, The Publisliing Company has had ample 
I'ooni for its groAving need since making its home in this 
building, and has also had additonal space available for 
rental Avhich brought in something over three thousand 

JANUARY 14, 1925 



dollars d'uring 1924. This is evidence of good management 
on the part of those who acted for The Brethren church in 
the matter. 

The present management of the Publishing Company 
deserves much credit for adding approximately sixteen 
thousand dollars worth of new equipment, such as printing 
presses, folders and intertypes during its tenai of service. 
Most of this has been paid for. 

The above three evidences of good business manage 
ment surely must commend themselves to successful busi- 
ness men and women. 

The Publication Board now wants to free its present 
home from all indebtedness. It ought to do tliis because 
the income from the building should be used first to keep 
the property in good repair and second to help meet the 
necessaiy expense in maintaining a high standard of qual- 
ity in the religious literature it turns out. 

The Board and its Business Manager tells us that this 
debt of approximately .$18,000.00 shoxrld be entirely paid 
off now, for the best interests of the Brethren church and 
her owai literature. They have long since, and repeatedly, 
demonstrated their sound business judgment. No one ques- 
tions in the least, their unwavering loyalty to the Brethren 
church and her best interests. To do, therefore, what they 
now ask, and do it cheerfully, will not only be a vote of 
practical confidence but will also more permanently estab- 
lish this highly neeessaiy work of the church itself. 
Same added reasons why the $18,000.00 debt should be paid : 

I. The Publication Board has constantly helped itself. 
It has made veiy few appeals in past years, and then only 
in times of real need. 

II. Paying the debt wiU stop interest pajnnents and 
allow all such funds to go directly into useful serAace. 

III. It will enable the Publication Board to use the 
net income from the building in ways that mil directly 
serve the brotherhood rather than cause a long dra^^Ti olit 
application of net earnings to debt paying over a period of 

IV. It will help guarantee a continuation of thei pres- 
ent very moderate prices for Sunday school supplies and 
other denominational literature in the future because the 
net earnings from the property Avill no longer need to be 
applied on the debt. To make it possible to mamtain pres- 
ent prices will directly benefit many thousands of follcs 
within the brotherhood eveiy week of the year. 

The Publication Board members seiwe the church with- 
out pay. They carry many responsibilities and sometimes 
anxieties, all because of their love for the church. Here is 
an opportunity for the church to say to those men in a. very 
practical and encouraging way, "Thank you! We appre- 
ciate your unselfish service and we have confidence in your 
business judgment*. ' ' 

Denver. Colorado. 

Support That Institution 
On Which AH Others Depend 

Your Publishing House through Its Publications is the 
servant of every interest of t'he church. Help to enlarge 
its service by using its publications and making a gener- 
ous offering to 

Free Its Homie of DeTit 

Caring for Our Own 

By Dyoll Belote 
Former Business Manager of The Brethren PubHshing Company 

Every year at our District and National Conferences 
we are assured by representatives of the Publishing Plouse 
that we must help support the Publishing Interests. It is 
not that we are ignorant of the needs of that institution 
that it must reiJ.eatedly ask for contributions toward the 
upkeep of the same. Personally I believe that with many 
of the "Brethren" it is a half-way veiled suspicion that 
the business of the Publishing House is not managed in a 
business-like v.'aj and that such is the reason there must be 
periodical appeals for help. In fa«t I recall having one 
brother plainly tell m© that such was the case when 1 was 
making a canvass of the brotherhood a few years back. And 
said brother told me he "knew" the instit^ution could be so 
managed as to make it pay. 

Now it is not much use to try to "tell" folks any- 
thing who already "know" so much, but for the Ijenefit of 
us all I want to quote a brief pai'agraph clipped from one 
of the leading religious journals of the country, and con- 
cerning the experience of one of the greatest protestant 
denominations with reference to the financial end of its 
publishing ventures. Let those scoff at the business acumen 
of the Methodist Church who are skeptical, or "know" all 
about such things, l:)ut those who have tried to handle the 
affairs of a denominational publishing house also "knoA\-" 
some things that they are not likely to forget. Follow- 
ing is the quotation from the Board of Christian work of 
recent issue: 

"In recent years the problem of conducting a churct paper so 
as to make it pay its way has become increasingly difficult. "fTht' 
Central Christian Advocate," a Methodist weekly published at 
Kansas City, Mo., reports t'hat the loss on periodicals published by 
the Methodist Church in the United States during the last quadrennium 

was $707,346. Some of the losses quoted were $101,598 for thei 
"Epworth Herald"; $48,498 for the "Western Christian Advocate"; 
$65 321 for the ' ' Northwestern Christian Advocate ' ''; $132,19fi for 
the "Christian Advocate" published in New York; $45,135 for tht- 
"Christian Apologist," and $28,615 for the "Methodist Review." 
The paper reporting showed a loss of $101,862." 

Now there is no use in tryuig to argue ourselves into 
the belief that we are so much smarter than other folks. 
(No reflection on the Business Manager — beside, he asked me 
to write this, and I've been in his shoes). If the Methodist 
church has to l)iuld up a commei'cial printing business in 
ccamection with the publishing of the church's literature — 
■ciiid it has thousands of patrons to our tei;is — then why 
should our church choke at the mention of raising a small 
amount to help provide our publishing agents with a plant 
vvhere they may be enabled to do the commercial printing 
necessary to help patch out the deficit from putting out our 
church literature? 

I am to lianit my dissertation on tliis matter to a cei-- 
tain length, so I hasten to say that in my judgment the 
great need of the Brethren church is for a group of geir 
erous, (hilarious) givers. The Brethren church has had 
hut few really munificent gifts to any of her enteiprises — 
and she numbers some rich folk among her membership. 
Dribbling away at a twenty, or fifty, or a hundred thou- 
sand dollar debt with five and ten and one dollar gifts 
will discourage even great denominations. ^\naen the 
Brethren church succeeds in finding those among her mem- 
bership M'ho mil take up a nratter like the financing of tht: 
Publishing House and underwrite the debt themselves, not 
foi' the glory they will get out of having their name print- 
ed in the paper (and their picture too), but because they 



JANUARY 14, 1925 

love the Lord Jesus Christ and believe that the printed 
page is a mighty factor in the dissemination of the Gospel, 
we shall be freed from the pestilential annoyance of an 
offering of a dollar or two from each o| our members every 

new moon, and we shall have some time and effort to be 
spent in doing some really great things for the Kingdom of 
our God. 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 

A Golden Opportunity 

By C. F. Yoder, Ph. D., Former Editor of Brethren Publications 

On visiting the Brethren Publishing House building 
recently I noticed an announcement with the above head 
ing calling for co-operation to reduce or cancel the balance 
dtie on the magnificent plant where the Brethren litera- 
ature is now published. Having spent four happy years as 
editor in the days when there was only one editor for all 
the various publications, and the printing was done in thtj 
basement of the college, I can appreciate the progress that 
has been made in securing the fine three story building now 
occupied and filled with modern machinery. It was a 
splendid vision and act of faith that made this possible, and 
I am sure that the church will respond wnth like enthu 
siasm. There is no more imjjortant branch of our work. 
My own tour of the churches has occupied a year and has 
been well worth the cost to obtain the personal touch with 
the churches, yet I have spent an hour or so Avith eaeli 
church while our literature comes every week with mes- 
sages enough to occupy several hours. And these messages 
can be preserved or passed on to others. 

There is much truth in what the priest's paper in Rio 
Cuarto said about our tracts when he ordered people to 

bum them. He said, "If you refuse to receive them they 
will be given to some one else. If you throw them dowu, 
some one else will pick them up. If you take them homt. 
and leave them the other members of the family mil be 
tempted to read them. If you throw them down in your 
office they will remain patiently waiting for the time Avhen 
for pastime or curiosity you will pick them up and read 
them. The only tiling is to burn them." However, the 
people do^ not burn them and we scatter thousands of them 
on the streets, at the stations, and everyivhere that 
people gather. If all the pastors at home would iLse print- 
ed propaganda as persistently as we do on the mission field 
I believe that hundreds would come to believe the Scrip- 
tures as we do by that means. 

The Publishing House is a light house for the church. 
It is a eommxinity house for the brotherhood. It is a filling 
station for the pilgrim travelers. It is a clearing house for 
the tliinkers and a rest house for the weaiy. It has made 
a record that compels confidence and asks veiy modestly 
only what it should be a pleasure to give. Ijet January 25 
mark a red-letter day in its histoiy. 

Our Publishing Interests 

By George F. Kem 
Member Publication Board, and Vice President (Dayton) City Trust and Savings Bank 

The Brethren church is to l)e congratulated upon the 
gratifying gro^\i:h made by our Publishing interests, liotli 
in the class of literature they are able to furnish and in a 
financial way. 

One of the most essential tilings for a church to have 
next to that of an educated ministiy is that of a virile, Avell 
edited and spiritual church literature with publications 
adapted to every department and organization of the church. 

We know to have this, first of all this literature must 
be well edited. We have an editorial staff serving us capa- 
bly and devotedly in the person of Brother Baer for the 
"Evangelist" mth associate editors Brother J. Allen Miller 
of Ashland, Ohio, G. W. Rench of South Bend, Indiana, and 
A. V. Kimmell of Whittier, California. 

We have as editor of our Sunday school literatiu'C 
Brother Quinter M. Lyon whose scholarship and devotion to 
his work is such that we may jiistly feel proud of our Sun- 
day School Publications. 

We should not faU in passing, to recall the many years 
of faithful service of that veteran editor of our Simday 
school literature. Brother A. D. Gnagey, now retired, and 
the spiritual inspiration he instilled into eveiy page of this 
part of our literature during the many years when this 
work was largely a labor of love. 

But we should remember that a chain is no stronger 
than its -weakest link. No modern newspaper could live a 
month if it was not from income received from the sale of 
high priced advertising space, which if our church publica- 
tions are to maintain their spiritual power must be largely 
barred or commercialism M'ill submerge the real motive for 
v/hich these publications exist. 

However strong the editorial staff of our publications 
may be they would be for naught if the financial foundation 
to support them is not properly maintained. 

The financial resources of our Publishing Company has 
sho-v\ni remai'kable growth under direction of our able 
Business Manager, Brother Teeter. I note from the financial 

statement of the Company furnished from time to time that 
the resources of the Company in 1915 were $2,058.15 at the 
end of the past fiscal year these were $57,347.18 from which 
must be deducted a mortgage indebtedness against the 
building of $20,225.00 leaving net resources in excess of 

Now I wish to say a word about this splendid property 
owned by the Company. The A^Titer made a visit there re- 
cently, and I find it located near the center of the city of 
Ashland, of brick and concrete construction, of splendid 
appearance and design. The whole down floor is occupied 
liy the offices and work rooms, the upper floors are occu- 
pied liy rental apartments. 

Last year in addition to giving free rent for the Com- 
pany's work the building brought a rental return of 
$3,169.25, certainly indicating a valuable property carried 
on the financial statement as an asset item of $36,000.00, but 
v/orth in my judgment nearer $50,000.00 and I am doubtful 
on present day constmetion costs if the land could be pur- 
chased and the building erected for a sum wliich -would be 
eonsiderable in excess of $50,000.00. 

Now the church at large owes quite a debt to our pub- 
lishing interests and those who have sacrificed so greatly to 
place them on such a splendid foundation. 

■VNTiat better thing could we plan to do by means of our 
publication day offerings than to pay off the debt on this 
building so that the full income therefrom could go each 
year to augment the usefulness of our church literature in- 
stead of being required as at present to use over $1,200 of 
this income to pay interest on one indebtedness? 

We trust that each member ^^n\l give this serious con- 
sideration and contribute liberally on publication day that 
our mortgage might be paid off and the interest used to 
give us the greatest church literature of any church in the 
United States. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

JANUARY 14, 1925 



The Gambler's Conversion 

By J. T. Mawson 

One of the worst bits of luck that ever happened' to 
him, so thought the man Avhose story I write, was when his 
wife turned religious ; really, she had f ouiad the Lord Jesus 
Christ to be her Savior and her Friend, but he did not 
understand it like that at the time. Everything was changed. 
He had had a large room built in his new house for jazz- 
dancing, card parties, and the like, and she could no longer 
join in that sort of thing, and what could a| man such as he 
was do mth a Avife like that? Then he was a gambler: the 
race-course drew him as the magnet draws the needle, and 
his wife had not minded going with him and ha^dng a flutter 
on her own account in former days, but she had also gi^'en 
that up. He was so enraged that he told his friends that it 
was his intentions to turn her out of the house. 

His house was quite close to the race-course, and the 
races were on. He hurried home from, business at noon, 
hastily swallowed the lunch his wife had prepared for him, 
and dashed off to the course to carry on in his usual way. 
And his wife went to her room, and kneeling before God 
prayed for her husband, and asked that he might lose his 
money, for she thought that the only way in which he could 
be cured of the gambling fever. 

When he got on the course he found his friends cro-wd- 
ing the bookmakers to put their money on the horses. They 
seemed to be backing every horse iii the field. Instead of 
joining them as usual, he stood back and watched them, and 
almost involuntarily said to himself, "What a pack of 
fools," and then added after a moment's thought, "and I 
am one of them." God was answering the wife's praying 
on the spot, and doing better than she prayed, for he there 
and then lost all interest in the horses, and wandered off the 
course without making a bet, a thoroughly wretched man. 

He was a mysteiy to himself. ^Vl^y couldn't he sleep 
at night 1 tie laid the blame upon the wnfe, and would get 
up and drink and smoke and rampage about the house 
swearing, and then return to bed ashamed of himself and 
yet more angry because of that which had come into Ids 
house to mar his pleasure. 

The Christian wife had some new fiiends, who loved 
the Savior and believed in prayer. She invited them to her 
house one afternoon in order to make definite and earnest 
prayer to God that he would at once break do\ra her huS' 
band's rebellious mil and save his soul. The prayer was 
to continue from 3 to 4. He was posting his cashbook in hisi 
office in the city, completely ignorant of what was going on 
at home. When he had finished — it was 3 :55 — he threw the 
book away from him, and exclaimed, "My God, I've reached 
the limit. I'm done; something's got to happen;" when 
suddenly in that quiet office a voice, that seemed to him to 
be perfectly audible, said in his ear and heart, "Art thou 
stronger than God?" Ah, that was the point; he was fight- 
ing against God, wrestling hard against God's determina- 
tion to bless him. He was flinging God's mercy in his face, 
thinking that he was stronger than God, that was the cause 
of all his miseiy. Filled with awe as a result of the voice 
that he had heard, he buried his head in his hands and said, 
"God forbid that I should pretend to be stronger than he." 

That evening at tea he was very quiet, but presently he 
asked his wife, "Does God speak to men today as he used 
to do?" "Sometimes," she replied. "Then," he said 
"he spoke to me at 4 o'clock today," and broke down latter- 
ly. He had reached his limit in a different way from what 
he thought. He was done in the fight he had been waging, 
and something did happen, the greatest and best thing of 
all. His wife, converted only six weeks herself, told him of 
her Sa,vior, of his grace and love. She told him how upon 

the Cross of Calvary he had died for sinners such as he was, 
and that his precious Blood could wash lum clean of every 
stain of sin in God's sight. It was a simple sermon that she 
preached to him, and from the heart; very different from 
the polished, passionless, and powerless sermons that are 
preached from many pulpits in the land today, but it was 
effectual. He saw the way of blessing, bowed his knees 
before God, and there and then confessed himself to be a 
sinner indeed, and put his whole confidence in the Lord 
Jesus Christ for salvation. 

I heard him, in the very room in his house that had 
been built for jazz dancing, telling the story to nearly fifty 
people. With a face radiant with joy he told them of 
Christ as a Living Savior, whose Blood had cleansed him, 
and Avliose love had satisfied him. A happy man is that 
erstwhile gambler, and a happy family is his, for Ms whole 
house has believed the Gospel, as did the house of the jailer 
at Philippi. 

I pass on the stoiy for the sake of some who may be 
seeldng in vain for satisfaction in the excitement of a life 
of pleasure. The end of these things is death. "The wages 
of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through 
Jesus Christ our Lord." And "God commendeth his love 
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died 
for us" (Rom. 6:23; 5:8).— The British Evangelist. 

The "Evangelist" Makes An Appeal 
with the Consent ol the Editor 

I am your official church paper. 

This montli I celebrated my forty-seventh Tsirthday. 

Through all these years I have been serving your every 

I rejoice in that I am appreciated by so many of otur 

Many of youx churches are on my Honor Roll. 

And a goodly numh0r value me enough to send me into 
every heme of their membership. 

There are many isolated members -who axe eager for my 
weekly visits. 

But still I wonder why many others do not show any 
appreciation of me. 

I do so want to come into every home of the brotherhood. 

I want to come into your neighbor's or your friend's 

Will you urge them to subscribe for me? 

[ will brighten every home and help to shape its ideals. 

[ wlU guide yoiu- family worship and deepen yor(r devo- 
tional life. 

I champion the Whole Gospel as the Brethren understand 

I encoui-age love for and loyalty to the Brethren churcn. 

I am the mouth-piece of our Program directors and de- 
nominational boards. 

I bring news from all the churdhes and mission fields. 

I serve the Sunday School and Clnistian Endeavor. 

I boost every brotherhood interest. 

I am the servant of the local church and have been called 
"the pastor's loyal assistant." 

I stand for righteousness, freedom and truth. 

I want to find a welcome into many homes that do not 
know Ej(y va.lue. 

Will you not introduce me to other Brethren homes? 

Mr. Pastor, will you not speak a good word for me from 
youx pulpit and endeavor to take some new subscrip- 



JANUARY 14, 1925 


The Fool's Four-Fold Mistake 

By J. I. Hall 
Scripture- -Luke 12.13-21. 

Praj' that your* desi 
may be real. 

This parable teaches how short and transitory life is, 
and' that riches are of no avail for prolonging it. And the 
absolute duty of all, both rich and poor, to be rich to^^-ard 
God. The rich farmer of this parable in his indifference to 
liis soul's interest fairly represents the worldlings of all 
the avocations of life. He preferred liis body to his soul. He 
seems so bestial, so ignorant of the sonl's goods that he 
pledged it only the foods of the flesh. The devil does not 
now deceive Mm by saying 
that he shall snrely die, but 
tells him of long life with the 
kind of pleasure he loves. He 
lived as though he would 
never die, exposing his soul 
to all the horrors of sudden 
death. Thousands of men 
and women are doing the 
same today. The four fold 
mistake of the man that the 
Word calls a fool is : 

First, he did not realize 
the true gaiige of the worth 
of life. He valued his days by 
the money he could make in 
them. He didn't seem to re- 
alize that God was the giver 
of his wealth. So he seem.s to 
appropriate all he had to him- 
self. He thought of all he 
had and, his life of worldly 
ease in terms of eating and 
drinking and merry making. 
He counted these things as 
food to the soul. 

It seemed to l^e a foreign 
thing to him that this soul of 
his would be required. It ap- 
pears that he had turned his 
back to everything that is 
true to a real life, in the 
homo and commimity. He 
didn't realize that true worth 
is composed not of riches but 
quality of character. He did 
not realize that rich men may 
die paupers, I mean soul 
paupers — Men not rich tn 
ward God'. Personal worth is 
worth more than riches or 
education. To be al real child 
of God should be the supreme 
aim of everybody. If a man 
should gain the whole M-orld 
and lose his o^Ta soul what 
would it profit him; He could 
not give it in exchange for 

his soul. We must live ourselves into the kingdom. There 
is no possible chance of buying ourselves into it. 

Second, he did not use' his money or his overabundance 
aright. He had more than he needed and did not use it 
aright. He should have accepted Jesus as his guardian 
But he thought of building larger barns. He should have 
let Jesus in that he might have had a bigger soitl. But the 
Spiritual gloom of barrenness had besieged his mind. The 

darkness of avarice had blinded Ms carnal heart. A cap- 
ti\'e and slave to his -srealth ! How awful for a man to heap 
to himself the awful doom of the unfaitliful ; for crowns are 
ready for the faithful. I urge that we hold on to tilings of 
earth very loosely, but cling to all that will bring to its 
eternal joy. Yes, cling to the Mighty One. 

Some one has said that money is a test of character. 
Tor a godly character will measitre the manner of his get- 
ting, saxang, spending, giving. 




Eoin. 10:1-4. 

IS may be right that your prayers 


THE GEACE OF GOD.—Tit. 2:11-14. 
Pray for a sufEicient measure of the grace of God to 
enable you to "deny ungodliness and worldly lusts" 
and to "live soberly, righteously and godly in this pres- 
ent world." 

printed under "Our Devotional." If you cannot attend 
the church prayer meeting, invite in friends and have 
a prayer meeting in your home, asking one person to 
read the scripture, another io read the "Meditation," 
and others to pray. 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD— John 10:11-28. 
Pray that your life may be wholly submissive to the 
leading of the Great Shepherd. 
FAITH AND UNBELIEF— Num. 12:17-3:^.. 
Pray for the faith to press on and bear fruit and not 
be unlieli<'\ing and barren. 

ZiEAL REWARDED— Luke 19:1-10. 
Pray for a zeal in seeking the presence of Christ 
that \\\\\ surmount eveiy hindrance. 
THE CHURCH IN THY HOUSE— Use the text of the 
sermon published herewith for your meditation,. If im- 
possible to attend church worship, invite friends to join 
in worship in your home, asking one to read the scripture, 
other.s to offer prayer, and another, who is a good 
reader to rea.d the sermon. Intersperse with familiar 
hvmus. *— G. S. B. 

taking, lending, borrowing 
and bequeathing -which shows 
the real character. 

Third. He made a mistake 
as to the true way to be mer- 
ly. This man talks in a 
strange way to his soul. TMs 
will I do. How boastful he 
speaks of his barns and his 
fruits as though lie, and he 
only, had any share in pro- 
ducing them. Any right of 
ownership in them. In fact 
he left, God entirely out of his 
business and his life. Ho-« 
thoughtless for any one to 
choose such a course in life '. 
It seems to be all I, I, I. His 
aims are all selfish as the 
de^dl could make them. He 
blindly accepts and goes on 
eating" and drinking and iia 
the business of merry world- 
liness — possibly dancing, 
drinking and having a frolic- 
some time in general. He 
made no provision for others. 
He possibly thought he M-as 
kind but his ideals of life 
Avere very low. Oh, yes. indo- 
lent ease, eating, drinking, 
and, as his ideal ran. having 
a fine time. He had no pity 
for the sorrow of others, no 
charity for the aged and poor. 
All these things that In-ing 
real joy to life were forgot- 

Fourth, he was mistaken as 
to the length of his life. He 
thought of many years. He 
had but one day left. He had 
a good title for earth but no 
lease on life, and no title for 
heaven. His poor, lost, shiv- 
ering soul crept out that 
night to appear before the 
Judge \y[[\\ a lost name, for God calls him, "Thou fool." He 
comes before the Judge M-ith a lost soul, -with a lost world, 
for he had to leave it all behind him, and A^'ith a lost 
heaven, for in heaven he has laid up no treasure. 

In my own experience I have known quite a number 
of people, both men and' women, to act just like the fooL of 
my text. Then I have knoMTi other sinners -who depended 
on what they had done in chalrity to their fellowmen to save 

JANUARY 14, 1925 



them, but at the same time they had been as foul-mouthed 
as the devil coi;ld make them, refusing for years to accept 
Jesus as their personal Savior. Jesus said, He that denieth 
me, him shall I also deny. At tho judgment many will lay 
great claims to what they did but Jesus will say, I never 
knew you. Tliat will be a sad moment for all such. Life 
is too short at best to live a life not jjleasing to the Lord. 

A minister Avho was visiting met on his walk thret: 
young men witli axes on their slioulders. He stopped and 
talked witli them. Two api>eared some^vhat serious ; the 
third, a gay, frank young man, replied, "You see sir, that 
splendid white house on that farm yonder?" "Yes." 
"Well, sir, that estate has been left to me by my uncle and 
we are i\ow going to do chopping in the -woodland th'at be- 
■ longs to it. There are some debts on the estate which 
I imtist. settle before the farm can be fully mine, and M-hen 
I have cleared it of these I mean to become a Christian," 
"Ah, yoiUng man," said the pastor, "beware, yjou may 
never see that day: while you are gaining the world, you 
may lose your soul." He said, "I will riui the risk," and 
they parted. The thi'ee young men went into the woods and 
this daring iDrocrastinator and another commenced felling 
a tree. A dry, heavy limb hiuig loosely in the top and as 
the tree was jarred by the successive strokes of the axe, it 
quitted its hold and fell crashing through the branches ou 
the head of the young heir, and stretched Mm on thie grouu 
a lifeless sinner. How foolish this young man acted. His 
pleasure like the rich young fool was ' short lived. Why 
should a man neglect to put first things first? Seek fii-st 
the kingdom, of God and his righteousness and all these 
things shall be added unto you, yes, all the things that 
make for real manhood and womanhood — all the graces of 
our Lord and Master. 

Martin.sburg, Pennsylvania. 


Our Loving Heavenly Father 

By Herman Koontz 


After this manner therefore pray ye : Our Father Avho 
art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (Matt. 6:9). For 
after all these things do the Gentiles seek ; for your heaven- 
ly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 
But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteous- 
ness and all these things shall be added unto you (6:32, 
33). And whensoever ye staiid prajring, forgive, if ye have 
a;ught against any one ; that your Father also who is in 
heaven may forgive you your trespasses (Mk. 10:25). Be ye 
merciful, even as your Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). 

Jesus loved to speak of God and Father. Concerning 
his own relationship ■^^ith God he constantly spoke of him 
as MY FATHER. "Touch me not ; for I am not yet ascended 
unto the Father : but go unto my brethren, and say to them, 
I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and 
your God." Trnly there was that union between Father 
and Son that is far closer than the union between our 
earthly fathers and ourselves. 

He also placed his followers in this great family by 
teaching them to pray to God, calling upon him as their 
FATHER. It is an easy thing for us to lightly pray to 
God calling him OUR FATHER and to confess to the world 
that he is the great Heavenly Father; but) it is a hard mat- 
ter for us to firmly root in our hearts the belief that his 
relation to the Christian is even closer than the blood rela- 
tion between an earthly father and his children. 

A loving father promises to grant our requests in so 
far as he is able, if the amswej-ing of them benefits us. Our 

Heavenly Father promises to grant our requests' if we come 
to him in faith, believing that we shall receive, if the request 
is according to his will and for our good. We accept gifts 
from our earthly fathers considering such a thing as a 
natural course between kin. But we cannot understand 
ho^H' it is possible for the Heavenly Father to grapat thosti 
requests that are made in the name of his Sion. Yet we 
have the direct statement of our Lord, saying, "Ask, and 
it shall be given j^ou; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and 
it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh re- 
ceiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that 
knocketh it shall be opened." For, says Jesus, not a single 
one of you ■\\'ould give your son a stone if he would ask 
for a loaf; or would give him a serpent if he would ask for 
a fish. Then if you, l^eing of an evil nature, will give good 
things to your cMldreil, can you not see how easy it is for 
your Hea-\'enly Father to give good things to those who ask 
him ? 

When we can ,grasp the significance of having a God 
•who is a loving and kind Father, yes infinitely more kind 
and loA-ing than our earthly fathers, we Avill be more will- 
ing to throw ourselves unreservedly upon him, taking to 
him our troubles and sorrows. There will be a simple be- 
lief in a Father Avho DOES answer prayer. Finally there 
-^vill be a full hearted desire to sen-e lijm in deed as well 
as in word. 


Lo\ang and gracious Heavenly Father, Ave long to draw 
closer unto thee and to leani more of tliy ways. Without 
thee we are as orphans, alone and ^^•retched. With thee 
\\-atching over us and guiding our footsteps, we can travel 
the road of life rejoicing. We know that if -we but trust 
and obey our lot is not to fear. Thou hast surely given us 
promises, sealed by the Blood of thy Son. Make us as the 
little child who ever trusts and believes. Amen. 

Ashlaind, Ohio. 


Christianity is the most practical thing on earth. The 
only trouble with it is that so many folks talk about it who 
fail to put it into practice. But anything that will affect 
life as definitely as does the religion of the Nazarene is prac- 
tical. When a religion takes a drunkard and makes him 
sober, a thief and makes him honest, a wicked man and 
makes him good, then it is practical. 

And, after all has been said, this it is that counts most 
in the extension of the Kingdom of God among men. We 
are living in an age whe all theories must be severely tested. 
The scientist takes his speculations into his laboratory and 
puts them to the test. It is there that they stand or fall. So 
it must be -without religion. It must stand the test in the 
laboratory of the world. In the life that it produces does 
it proclaim its worth. It is good to realize that it thus 
meets the requirements of the age. — New York Christian 


The sense of stewardship is a great awakener of power. 
There was no power in Moses while he thought of slow and 
s1 uttering tongue and forgot the entrusted message. But 
v.-hen bethought of the entrusted message, and put his 
tongue, such as it was, at God's disposition, and tried to 
deliver the message of Israel's release, Moses emerged from 
weakness into power, and became a force that Pharaoh and 
the world could not push aside. Paul Revere, feeling that 
he -ivas charged by General Warren with a truth that must 
be told for the welfare of others, made his midnight ride 
and warned Concord and Lexington of the approach of the 
enemy, the sense of stewardsHp putting bravery and energy 
into the rider. All life takes on a new significance as soon 
as we realize that whatever we have is ours as a tntst.— 
James G. K. McClure. 

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JANUARY 14, 1925 





AJiUand. Ohio 

Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

{Lesson for January 25) 

Jesus Comforts His Disciples 

Lesson .Text — John 14:1-31. 

Golden Text — "I am the Way, and the 
Trutli, and the Life; no man cometh unto the 
Father but by Me." — John 14:6. 

Devotional Keading — Psalm 20. 

Reference Passages — Lk. 24:29; Jno. 7:37- 
39; 15:26, 27; 16:5-1.5. 

Central Tliought — An active faith in Christ 
and a full hearted obedience to his command- 
ments procures us privileges, powers, and 
promises that have behind them the full 
guarantees of Omnipotence. 

Historical Background — ^Jesns and his dis- 
ciples — excepting Judas Iscariot — are still in 
the Upper Room and this discourse takes 
place while the company are still at the 
table. Peter's denial has been foretold and 
amid the perplexity and doubt of the dis- 
ciples as to what was to immdeiately ensue 
Jesus prepares them for the bitterness and 
grief of the parting which is close at hand. 
Key Thoughts of the Chapter — 

1. Promise; verses 1-3. The future is not 
dark or vague but the Fatheii and Son make 
Heaven a homo — a prepared place for a pre- 
pared people. 

2. Protest; vs. 4-11. — Thomas and Philip 
want to be shown. Their demands were hon- 
est and legitimate to men who heretofore had 
dreamed of a Messianic kingdom to be Bet 
up on the earth. Faith failed them in the 
presence of calamity. 

3. Power: vs. 12-14. The work of faith 
and prayer will be astounding among Jesus' 
followers when he is highly exalted. The 
Book of Acts from Pentecost on bears out 
this promise of Jesus. 

4. Possession: vs. 15-31. Possession of an- 
other Comforter — the Holy Spirit; Possession 
of a full manifestation of Jesus through 
obedience; Possession of the Peace of Ohrit. 

The Lesson 

This life is not a blind alley, but an open 
thoroughfare. The day ends here and we say 
"Good night," but we rise in a new and 
eternal morning ' ' Where the Master of all 
good workmen can set us at work anew. ' ' 
The beautiful thing about the first three 
verses of John 14 is that they dissipate that 
vagueness and uncertainty regarding the fu- 
ture. We are not to be sitters on some flout 
ing cloud in the vast expanse of ether, when 
eternity dawns on our sight, but we will be 
pilgrims arrviug home — ^and it is to be a 
home in the tinest anid truest sense for ]o-\"e 
and care will be personified in the Father and 
his dear Son. The first truth of the lesson 
is then: I am going home where eternal love 
will be working itself out in my behalf. 

.Tesus' silences are expressive. Finite 
minds could not grasp the whole truth so 

Jesus summed up the ideas for us in the 
statement, "If it were not so I would have 
told you." Meager the description of Heaven 
may be, but its gra.ndeur and glory are cer- 
tain for the eternal Christ g-uarantees them 
to us on his own word. There's no uncer- 
tainty about this or he would have told us. 
Honest doubt is a splendid thing. Thomas 
could believe and in John 11:16 we find him 
willing to die for the things he has proven. 
Till the time he has — along with other disci- 
ples — believed in an earthly material king- 
dom of which Jesus would be the head. Hence 
when Jesus starts talking about going away 
he wants to know something about this mat- 
ter — "Where is Jesus going and how is the 
way to be known?" Patiently Jesus makes 
plain the fact that he is not only the goal of 
all true believers — perfection in him — but he 
is also in his person the Way to the desired 
end. Jesus is the Way because he is the 
Truth and the Life. Philip — one of the first 
messengers of the Christ — is also in perplex- 
ity. Who is the Father? What does he* look 
like and h!ow does he act? Just reveal him 
to us and we '11 be satisfied. Here is a desire 
aind demand of men through the ages. No 
man hath seen God at any time. Theophan- 
ies have never been vouchsafed to mortals. 
Again doubt is lifted and faith is demanded 
for we can see God in the life of .Tesus 
Christ. "I am in the Father and the Father 
in Me ' ' says Jesiis ; so as I hear him speak, 
and see him work and catch his spirit of 
love and cojnpassion I see a living breath- 
ing image of my Father in human flesh. 
.Tesus is not a half tone photograph of the 
Father but God himself manifested in the 

The disciples were temporarily to lose that 
vital contact with their Lord as they were to 
watch him die and later see the clouids 
veil him from their sight so in the last half 
of the chapter 14 he seeks to acquaint his 
men with the possbilities and powers that 
are theirs. We stagger at some of them; 
' ' Greater works than these shall ye do ; " 
"If ye shall ask anything in my name I will 
do it." Most of us have never touched the 
ragged fringe of these promises in our own 
experience and we never will because we're 
afraid to believe. We may be impatient Tsith 
Thomas and Philip for their questioning but 
what about ourselves? The above promises 
were made on the basis that .Jesus was going 
back to the Father, and the eleven men who 
heard him speak proved the truth of the 
promises at Pentecost and in the 50 years 
following. In three centuries Christianity ha^ 
been proclaimed as the "favored religion" 
by the Roman Emperor Constantiue. That's 
a far cry from the humble beginnings, yet it 
is a proof positive of the "gi-eater works" 

promised. We think raising the dead cannot 
be surpassed, but in Jesus' mind the resur- 
recton of men's minds and souls to life 
through the preaching of the word was the 
greater miracle. What are the "greater" 
things to us? 

Two last tniths face us in this lesson. 
Though Jesus was going away ' ' another Com- 
forter" was coming to take his place and 
this Comf ortar would be in them as a living 
presence, leading and guiding them into all 
truth. His very name signifies "the one 
called alongside to help. ' ' Ho is the Divine 
Traffic policeman who leads us across the 
crowded ways of life to the safety zone in 
the "desired haven." This Comforter is 
both companion and counsellor. 

With the coming of this Heavenly Friend 
and companion comes the wonderful realiza- 
tion of the "peace which passeth know- 
ledge. " " My Peace I give unto you. ' ' Not 
the mere tranquility that comes from exter- 
nal quiet, and freedom from devastating evils, 
Ijut this "peace" is that tranquility of soul 
or inward life that keeps us calm and un- 
ruffled even amid the wildest storm or strife. 
It is that peace that We see in Jesus when 
he was asleep in the boat during that ter- 
rible storm! on Galilee. It is a peace that 
anchors us inside the vale where we partaie 
of the tranquility and freedom from fear 
that we find in the Heavenly Father himself. 
God help us all to learn how to lay hold 
of tills "peace" in our own experience. 

The key word of the lesson is Comfort. 
Jesus comforted his followers by putting at 
rest all their fears of the future. Then he 
settles their immediate fears by opening for 
Ihem all the powers of eternity — prayer. Par- 
aclete and Peace. "Seek ye first the king- 
dom of God and his righteousness and all 
these things shall be added unto you." 

'Terra Alta, West Virginia. 

The White Gift Offering 

The reader -n-iU note fi'om the report as it 
appears below, that the offering is being sent 
in, though not yet in sufficient amount to 
provide for the budget which was adopted by 
the Sunday School Association during the 
last general conference at Winona La<ke. True 
it is still early, and we are hopeful of the 
total being ample to take care of all the 
needs as they found expression in the budget 
which wals adopted. I hope it is understood 
by all the contributors that the only receipt 
which can be given for the money which is 
sent to the treasurer, is this public acknow- 
ledgment of the falct that the money has 
found the place for which it was intended. 
Your treasurer is far too busy to permit the' 
sending of personal receipts. If your offer- 
ing is not reported here, or if incorrectly re- 
ported, I shall be glad to m:ike correction 
where it can be done. Gifts thus far have 
been as follows: 

Ankenytown, for last year $ 7.00 

Thos. Gibson Bakersfield, Cal., 2.0O 

(Continued on page 14) 

JANUARY 14, 1925 


PAGE 11 

J. A. QABSEB, Presldeiit 

Hennan Koontz, Associate 

AsUand, Ohio. 

Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in The Angelus by Fred C. Vanator.) 


General Secretary 

Canton, Ohio 

Christian Endeavor Week 

By J. A. Garber, President 

From the first Christian Endeavor Week 
was set to secure reaewed interest and re- 
doubled efforts among Endeavorers every- 
where. Each recurring obser\'ance has wit- 
nessed the desired results. IThis year's cele- 
tration from January 25th to Febmary 2nd 
should prove to be no exception. 

The United Society has issued its usual 
suggestive and directive program, which is 
being promoted through the various state, 
county and city unions '«'ith such modifica- 
tion as may be required by local conditions 
and needs. Liie other of the denomination- 
al unions we recommend heartiest co-opera- 
tion on the part of our societies, 
PaxticuJar Plans 

In addition we would urge our Brellireu 
■Endeavorers to plan particularly for the pro- 
motion of the following interests: Junior En- 
deavor on the first Sunday; church attend- 
ance that evening, at the mid-week service 
and on the following Sunday; a young peo- 
ple's social on Friday; Intermediate Endeav- 
or on Saturday or the second Sunday; sup- 
port of our teacher at Lost Creek to be en- 
couraged throughout the week; popularizing 
of another Essay contest; study of Christian 
Endeavor history, principles and progress: 
gather the fruitage of the week by enrolling 
Quiet Hour Comrades, Tenth Legioners and 
Life Work Recruits on the last Sunday. 
Available Helps 

Helpful promotional suggestions will be 
given through this medium by our depart- 
mental superintendents. The proposed proce- 
dure should have serious consideration. Sup- 
plement this help by conferring with your 
nearest local union leaders. They will con- 
sider it a privilege to serve you. We fur- 
ther advise the study and use of these tested 
books: "Junior Endeavor Manual"; "Inter- 
mediate Endeavor Manual"; "Officer's 
Handbook" and "Expert Endeavor." The 
two named last form the basis of a rewarding 
study course. Those completing the same 
may take an examination which, if success- 
fully passed, entitles them to a certificate of 
gradiiation bearing the degree: C. E. E. 
Expert Class Outline 

The following outline, prepared by Mr. 
Leonard Muddimer of Cleveland and publish- 
ed in the Ohio Endeavorer, shows how the 
course may be completed in six sessions, the 
seventh being used for the e.xamination. 
Session No. 1. Foundation and Principles. 

1. History and Principles. • 

2. Pledge. 
Session No. 2. Officers. 

1. President. 

2. Vice-President. 

3. Eeeording Secretary. 

4. Corresponding Secretary. 

5. Treasurer. 

Session No. 3. Spiritual Program 

1. Prayer Meeting. 

2. Prayer Meeting ppmmjtteie. 

3. Quiet Hour. 

4. Leaders. 

5. Missionary Committee. 
Session No. 4. Social Program. 

1. Lookout Committee. 

2. Associate Members. 

3. Social Committee. 

4. Flower Committee. 

5. Music Committee. 

6. Pianist. 

7. Pastor's Aid Committee. 
Session No. 5. Leadership Program. 

1. Junior Committee. 

2. Junior Superintendent. 

3. Intermediate Superintendent. 

4. Sunday School Committee. 

5. Finance Chairman. 

6. Tenth Legion. 

Session No. 6. Good CitizensJiip Program. 

1. Citizenship Cimmittee. 

2. Temperance Committee. 

3. Good Literature Committee. 

4. Press Committee. 

5. Information Committee. 

6. Whatsoever Committee. 


Pledges have been receibed since rvo 
The following C. E. pledges have been re- 
ceived since the last publication: 
Pledge No. 

17. Louisville, O. (Gash) $ 10.00 

18. Rittman, Ohio, 25.00 

19. Goshen, Indiana, 10.00 

- 20. New Lebanon, Ohio (Cash), .. 12.50 

21. Sunnyside, Washington, 15.00 

22. Martinsburg, Pa. (Cash), 10.00 

23. Waterloo, Iowa, 10.00 

24. Dallas Center, Iowa, 5.00 

Total Amount pledged to date, . . $292.50 

2301 13th St.. N. E., Canton, Ohio. 


By Ida G. Weaver 

What Juniors Can Do for Their 

( Topic for January 25) 

As wide-awake boys and girls who are in- 
terested in all the phases of human and nat 
ural life — I wonder if you have ever paused 
for a moment to ponder the problem of 
"duties" and "work" in all respects? Of 
course you have noticed the busy little ant 
who never rests, but toils ceaselessly all day 
at its task. And then we have our long- 
time friend, the bumble bee, who flits about 
buzzing a busy tune into your ears. So we 
must como to the conclusion that all of 
God's created creatures and beings are given 
that blessed boon — work. 

And then, I wonder if our mothers' and 
fathers' hands are always shapely, soft and 
white? I am afraid not. For theirs is the 
honest toil of honest folks who love both you 
and me. Somehow, I wish you would learn 
to observe more closely your mother's 
hands — and learn to love them more each 

But you wonder, perhaps why? Mention 

these things in relation to Juniors and their 
church. Let me try to explain as simply as 
I can. 

What was the first little creature I named 
in my opening paragraph? An ant — was it 
not? Now, I wonder just how you can make" 
yourselves and your entire life resemble an 
ant. First, the ant always returns to the 
same place after its little journey, does it 
not? Yes, it returns to its little sand home. 
Just so, can all your little folks who spend 
five days a week in school and one at home, 
cultivate the habit of making the church 
house your home on the Sabbath day? And 
especially should you feel at home and wel- 
come in the Sunday school and the Christian 
Endeavor societies — for here you may express 
your feelings and opinions to others of your 
own age. You can just bubble over with en- 
thusiasm for houesb little tasks and services. 
And thus in taking an active part in the 
work, you are performing your direct respects 
and services to Jesus — ^whom you love. 

The third important work you may do is 
to dedicate and devote your own little lives 
to helping others be happy and gay; in 
brightening up the gloomy corners . of sad 
hearts and unsmiling lips. Don't you think 
that would be a fine way to worship Jesus in 
his house? I do. 

And then of course you wouldn't feel just 
right inside if you didn 't drop your shining 
new pennies or nickels into the toy church- 
house bank — your little mission house of 
kindness for children far away who need 
your love. Doesn't it make you happy to 
■feel that you can help someone, whom you 
have never seen, to receive some warm 
clothes, or food or a top. Yes, your smiling 
faces and sparkling eyes confirm the truth. 

Sometimes we grow so weary and tired of 
running errands for mamma, don't we? But 
I'm thinking we should be glad that our little 
feet can carry us so swiftly over the way 
for another one. For after all, little errands 
will someday grow and expand into great big 
tasks for you to do when you grow up — then 
you won't be sorry you tried your best. And 
you can do the samie for our Sunday school 
teacher, or superintendent. They are always 
forgetting something they need. I wonder 
if you will be ready, immediately, to do a 
little kindness? 

Do let us not forget that we are to be as 
busy a^ the ant; as humming as the bumble- 
bee. And then just watch work fly away 
into the clouds! 

Daily Reading ,Topics 
M., Jan 19. Junior's can attend church. 

Ps. 34:11. 
T., Jan. 20. Juniors can serve Christ. Jn. 6:8-13 
W., Jan. 21. Juniors can worship. 

Matt. 21:15, 16 
T., Jan. 22. Juniors can give money. 

1 Cor. 16:1, 2. 
F., Jan. 23. Juniors can give themselves. 

2 Cor. 8:5. 
S., Jan. 24. Juniors run errands. 

Acts 12:12-16 

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JANUARY 14, 1925 



After visiting- the Ohio churches I roturueJ 
to Indiana to visit several that hail been 
missed. The trip afforded the coveted oppor- 
tunity of giving a farewell visit to the 
churches at GoShen and Warsaw where I for- 
merly served as pastor. I also spoke at the 
Mennonite college at Goshen and spoke a 
second time in tie churci at North Manches- 
ter and enjoyed the hosiiitality of Brother 
Shcutz and family. Now I am praying that 
the Lord may thrust him forth into- the great 
Argentine field to labor with us there. 

Brotter Bright met me at Warsaw and was 
going to take me to Teegai"ten but a furious 
snow storm made the trip impossible. This 
is tke second time that a storm prevented my 
reaching this place. However, Brother Bright 
took me to the Poplar Grove c'hurch where 
the people appreciated the visit very much. 
I also visited the church at Peru w.hich is 
now worshiping in the beautiful new build- 
ing, which is a model for one of its size and 
should give a great impetus to t'he work in 
that city. Brother Maus has done a fine liit 
of work in carrying to such a successful end 
the plans made for the church in Peru. Here 
is another example of the wisdom of estab- 
lishing churches in the larger centers where 
there are many people to reach. 

Since retui-ning to Ashland I have been 
busy with the preparations for leaving, but 
have spoken a number of times in different 
places in or near Ashland, mUking a total of 
315 in all since a year ago. This ma.y not 
seem like a vacation of rest, but it ha* really 
been a rest, for the lectures ha^o been much 
the same evei-ywhere and it has been a great 
pleasure to meet tie people personally. 

Having now visited all but a very few of 
the smaller churches as weU as all the larger 
ones I may give some impre.s.sions that have 
been made by the visit. In comparing my 
notes* made for this purpose Mith those made 
seven years ago, I find t'hem almost alike. The 
church and the world seem to me to be fol- 
lowing the directions already taken at thiit 

Before taking up some of the problems that 
confront the church I wish to express my ap- 
preciation of the royal reception accorded mc 
as a missionary. On tke field we '.ire supposed 
to be living with many sacrifices and hard- 
ships, but this tour of the churches has been 
one continuous banquet. If there are any 
poor cooks in the Brethren churcli I have not 
found them, and I am convinced that if the 
church will bring all her good points uji to 
the standard of her cooking she will surely 
be a model. Our young men ^vill iic\er find 
better cooks elsewhere. 

But this brings me to another observation 
I wish to make, and that is that it has been 
a great pleasure to meet all the splendid 
young pastors of the church. Tliey are as 
line a bunch of young mien as one can find 
and I am sure that the cause will continue 
to go forward under their leadership. Om 
young woniien will never find better compan- 
ions elsewhere. 

With these new pastors go a lot of fine new 
churches. The Brethren church began without 
buildings and has erected hundreds of nice 
edifices, many of them with parsonages. And 
the later buildings are well adapted to Sun- 
da}' school work, as they should be. Commo- 
dious buildings are a great help to the work 
if they are used properly, but the apostolic 
church was able to obtain thousands of con- 
verts without their help. A consecrated con- 
gregation is worth more than a costly build- 

My impressions of our congregations also 
have been good. There is somewhat less in- 
terest in the ordinances than formerly but 
there is more interest in missions and there 
is that same Brethren hospitality and good 
will that reflects the spirit of the Gospel. 
God 's means of grace are really means of 
grace and .should never lie discarded or neg- 

By the time this reaches the readers we 
will be ready to leave for New York w'here 
]\riss Nielsen is to join us. We hope to sail 
.Tanuary 17th, on the American Legion of the 
Alunson Line. 

rermauent Address. Ashland, Ohio. 


One of the most helpful services of the 
West Kittanuing church held recently was 
the "Watch-night" service closing the Old 
Year and beginning the New. Nine prelim- 
intiry cottage prayer meetings were held in 
the houses at the 7:30 hour after which all 
canu:! together at the church for the ser\ice 
from 9:30 P. M. to midnight. At the service 
at the church reports were heard from the 
cottage meetings many of which reported 
100% meetings, that is, meetings in Avhich 
cveryoni' present prayed and took part in the 
praise service, thanking God and bearing 
witness to his goodness during the past year. 

The one thought that seemed to dominate 
this service was that God has for us in 192.5 
the best year that we haN-^e ever seen if wo 
will only let him have his way in our lives, 
and with this was the pr:iyerfu] yielding to 
God with the confident faith that he cleanses 
and fills with his blessed Holy Spirit n^haf is 
yielded to him. 

This meeting had no addresses other than 
the Spirit-filled testimonies of those present. 
We believe that the earnest prayers of God 's 
believing children are a prophecy of the good 
that he means to bring into the lives of these 
ilcar people in 1925. 



AVitli the beginning- of the Xew Yeai-, we 
feel that we .should make at least some little 
report from the church at Washington C H. 
The Christmas season being just past, wo are 
tempted to stop here long enough to tell about 
the rabbits and chickens, the fresh-killed 
pork and beef, the canned goods, pies and 
doughnuts, -with which some of these good 

Brethren loaded up the preacher. But while 
we appreciate these things mjore than we 
could tell, for the present we must go back 
and write of other things. 

Spring and summer passed in very much 
the usual way. During May, the church en- 
joyed a visit from Brother J. H. Bumworth, 
a much-loved, former pastor. About August 
1, the roads being closed for repairs, we were 
given vacation enough to enable us to spend 
two weeks in D. C. ' Making the trip by auto, 
we carried passengers each way to defray the 
cost of the trip. 

September 21, we observed Rally Day, and 
our attendance has been slightly better since 
then. AVe try to give occasional variety and 
interest to our morning talks by special fea- 
tuiies — as object talks, paper-tearing, etc. 

\\'e had some simple little ser-vices for the 
children on the Sunday after Christmas, but 
the season was made sad for us all by the 
death of our nearest neighbor, Robert Bow- 
land. A member of the Maple Grove M. E. 
church, he was sixty-six years of age — an up- 
right. Christian man, ti-uly beloved by all who 
knew him. The funeral was held from our 
church, the \vriter assisting with the ser-vices. 
His death means a loss that wiU be keenly 
felt in our little community. 

The one other evdnt of the year that is 
worth reporting, is the evangelistic meeting, 
conducted by Brother Robert Porte, of Pleas- 
ant Hill, and lasting for three weeks. The 
field here had been so thoroughly worked in 
previous meetings, that there were b-ut com- 
paratively few of the unchurched that we 
dared hope to reach; our aim was more espe- 
cially to revive and build up those who had 
been cold and indilferent to the church in 
which they held membership. In this we 
feel that there has been some degree of suc- 
cess, and our contacts have been warmed and 
strengthened. As a visible result of the 
meeting, there was but one confession of 
Christ, and one reconsecration. 

Throughout the meetings Brother Porte- 
preached fine sermons, clear and forceful; he 
also sang very effectively. Nor was his work 
b,v any means confined to the platform: the 
writer's car reg-istered over two hundred miles 
driven in visiting during these meetings, be- 
sides what Was driven in Brother Porte's car-. 
It is to his credit that he could continue so 
faithfully, not becoming discouraged in spite 
of so much that was discoui-aging. 

There was more or less sickness; the meet- 
ings had scarcely begun when our pianist -was 
taken sick, and was unable to return until 
near the of the services. This crippled 
tlie meetings to no little extent: one night 
the pastor furnished all the music there was; 
— which wasn't much. After this we managed 
to find someone that could play more accept- 
ably. One night our light plant wouldn't 
work, and Brother Porte preached by lantern 
light. We had an assortment of 'most all 
kinds of weather, except good weather. This 
kept a good many from gettnig to church — 
but as we often said, it didn't keep most of 

JANUARY 14, 1925 


PAGE 16 

thorn from getting auy where else that they 
wantod to go. 

Por the benefit of those who are not ac- 
quainted -with conditions here, wc might ex- 
plain that though our letters are all headed 
' ' Washing-ton C. H., that is only our post 
office, irhe Fairview church is distinctly a 
rural church, eight miles from Washington 
C. H., and a mile and a half from the vil- 
lage of Fairview; we have about all the 
problems of the country church. Many of the 
' ' old standbys ' ' of the church have moved 
to neighboring towns and cities; a few of 
these still make the trip out from Washington 
0. H. each Sunday. Death, too, has claimed 
his share. This has left the whole burden, 
both of the work and of the fijianees, upon 
a very few; especially as many of those who 
still claim membership are anything but ac- 
tive. It is simply one of those places that 
must experience a real revival in order to 
long continue. 

Conditions here, in proportion to our num- 
bers, are probably better than in many 
places; but, being so few, it brings a heavier 
burden. There are, as usual, the faithful few 
that have been making very real sacrifices 
both of service and money; and if there were 
only more who would measure up to the sac- 
rifices of the few, there might still be a 
reasonably large and prosperous work here, 
even though the neig'hborhood is greatly de- 
pleted from its fonner strength. 

Pray that the New Year may be one ol 
revival and greater succe-ss, not only for us, 
but for the entire church. 



:The Pittsburgh Church is still on the mapl 

Believing that the readers of The Evangel- 
ist would be interested in hearing of a few 
of the good things that have been happening 
here lately, this report is herewith submitted. 

Sunday, December 21st, we held a "Deci- 
sion Day." As a result of a concerted etl'ort 
on the part of the teachers in the school, 17 
new souls were added to Christ 's army. Now, 
isn't that fine? We are going to have an- 
other Decision Day on Easter Sunday. 

We recently purchased a fine new pipe 
organ, and which was dedicated a couple of 
Sundays ago. We have such a splendid re- 
cently-organized choir that we just had to 
get them a new instmnient to play. And the 
fine music which is rendered by our choir 
has to be heard to be appreciated. So with 
the new organ, and a new coat of paint which 
was applied to the interior of the church last 
summer, our edifice looks like a new house of 
God inside. 

Our pastor recently held an evangelistic 
campaign in the church at Koanoke, Virginia. 
Many persons made the confession, and Bev. 
Lynn appreciates the fine cooperation he re- 
ceived from the Brethren while in Eoanoke. 
He states that hei never worked -with a more 
consecrated man than the pastor at that point. 
He also is very appreciative of the fine purse 
they gave him at the close of the sei-v'iee. 

The hearts of our people at this place 

were saddeuod by the passing of our dear 
Brother Samuel Wilcox. Only those who knew 
him and the life that he led can realize the 
great loss. 

Sunday school is coming along nicely. 
While the attendance has not been up to 
what it should be, this is largely due to the 
winter weather, and we hope this will soon be 

Christmas Eve the usual White Grift Ser- 
vice was observed, together with a Christmas 

Tonight we will have a big Birthday Party 
for the iSuuday school, followed by a Watch 
Night Service. Rev. Lynn has asked us to 
bring pencils with- us to this meeting, and he 
liromises us something good. 

Further report will be made later. 



The Elkhart church has no desire to rush 
into print and tell the world of wonderful 
conquests and new fields conquered. Neither 
do we ivish to make a report that shall in 
any way reflect on past progress of this or 
other local churches. We simply wish to 
give to the brotherhood and other interested 
friends word from Elkhart It is possible for 
a local church to be so busy with the tasks 
at hand that little time for reports is taken. 
This is exactly our situation. The church 
here, due to members with vision of great 
things for the future, has been exerting every 
possible effort toward a larger member'ship, a 
deeper spiritual life and a larger and better 
house for worship. This has been our pro- 
gramme and hj' the grace of God will con- 
tinue to be our slogan until the ends are 
gained. We are able to look upon our co- 
operaton with the General church in her pro- 
gramme with a sense of satisfaction. Wc 
believe that we have regarded all calls from 
the mother church. Our Sunday school is 
growing under the able direction of Sister 
Wilson and her fine gi-oup of loyal Sunday 
school ^\'orkers. Our prayer meetings have 
been well attended. Our Sunday services are 
quite pleasing and we believe we can truth- 
fully say that they are constantly growing 
in number and spirit. 

This report mlust not be taken to suggest 
that we have no problems such as are com- 
mon to the average church. We have all of 
the well known varieties. The Elkhart 
church is just the average, normal, well 
known church. But her spirit is good, we 
have no factions, no fuss and for all thii^ we 
are thankful to Almighty God! 

We are pleased to report a very successful 
revival under the direction and through the 
efforts of Brother Beachler. WHien the Elk- 
hart church learned of the possibility of 
securing Brother Beachler to conduct our 
meetings wc* were instructed to attempt to 
induce him and his chureh to make this pos- 
sible. Our meetings began November 24th, 
and lasted for three weeks. These three 
weeks were three of the most pleasant weeks 
it has ever been our lot to experience as re- 
lated to church work. Brother Beachler was 
able to keep in touch with his own people 
and also spend much time with the Elkhart 
folks. As a younger minister in the church 
we were able to gain the most by our contact 

and trust that other younger ministers, 
younger as we measure time in service, may 
also be strengthened by thlua touching the life 
of this man of God. 

The spirit was all that could be asked for, 
the audiences splendid, one Sunday afternoon 
the church was completely filled with men, 
which established a high water mark in this 
respect. Thirty (30) accessions were the 
numerical count of success. These were near- 
ly* all adults and of a type that aH churches 
are desirous of acquiring. Twenty-two have 
received baptism at this time and others are 
arranging to receive the same at an early 
date. The Elkhart church wishes to publicly 
express their appreciation to the South Bend 
church and to the Beachler family for mai- 
ing possible this feast of good things. 

During the meetings large delegations at- 
tended from Gosihen and South Bcnd^ One 
evening the pulpit was able to have represen- 
tatives from South Bend, Goshen and Elkhart. 
Brother John Clark also was with us one 
evening. The Elkhart church is deeply ap- 
preciative of all kindnesses and trusts that 
each will have received his blessing for same. 


It is surely a great pleasure to report some 
of the blessings that have recently come to 
this church for the readers of the Evangelist. 

We desise to express our thanks to the 
District Mission Board and Brother M. A. 
Witter of Kittanning for their effoi-ts on our 
behalf. November 17th, 1924, Brother C. F. 
Yoder came to us with his message from 
South America which was enjoyed by a good 
audience and this was really the beginning of 
our special campaign which was in charge of 
Evangelist Harry H. Rutchel of Kittanning, 
Pennsylvania. For three weeks Brother 
Rutchel preached the old Gospel and at every 
service he and Miss Mabel "WTiite of Elyiia, 
Ohio, sang the same message. 

Brother Rutchel and Miss White so lived 
and labored with us that the united prayer 
of the people here will follow them for their 
continued success in whatever fields the Lord 
shall call. The visible results were thirteen 
additions by baptism and a number of othere 
are awaiting baptism, a restoration of unitj' 
and zeal in the service of the Lord on the 
part of all the members for which all the 
thanks are due him. Our* communion service 
^\ as hold on December ISth, Brother AVitter 
coming from Kittanning to help and alsi, 
administer the rites of baptism and confirma- 
tion. We are planning for regular services 
and hope in the near future to have a pastor 
on the field. B. FRANK BUZABD. 


'The last of May, 1924 our beloved pastor, 
C. E. Beekley, very suddenly passed away 
and the church was left without a pastor. The 
writer was requested by the church to preach 
on Sunday morning until a resident pastor 
could be secured. 

After some little time we secured the Rev. 
C. W. Mayes as our permanent pastor for one 
year, beginning September 7th, 1924. He has 

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JANUARY 14, 1925 

now been on the field for a little more than 
four months. We have had time to become 
acquainted with the pastor and his wife. And 
so far as we are able to judge both are ren- 
dering very acceptable service to the church 
and community. 

During the month of November the churches 
put on a union revival meeting, Miss Graves 
of Dixon, Illinois very acceptably led the 
song services. After the close of the meet- 
ings our pastor, Brother Mayes, baptized 13 
applicants and took them into the church. In 
this work we have enlisted two new families, 
and left an opening to receive more into the 
church. The work here is going on nicely and 
our outlook is promising. 

Our Christmus Cantata was very well ren- 
dered by our large choir led by our pastor: 
Mayes is an able choir leader, and also has 
ability as a leader of an orchestra. Our Sun- 
day school is enjoying the leadership of an 

Altogether Brother Mayes and his 'svife are 
giving splendid and acceptable service to the 
church here. I am writing this because no 
one else has done the work and I felt the 
brotherhood ought to know about our situa- 
tion. Z. T. LrVENGOOD. 


Believing strongly in the Christian principle 
of human brotherhood, and that the human 
family rests on the basis of mutual friendly 
interest, we have viewed vpith deep conceni 
the approval by our National Congress of 
the Japanese exclusion provision of the re- 
cent Immigration Act, and the precipitate 
manner of its adoption. The Honorable 
Charles E. Hughes, Secretary of State, spoke 
prophetically in his expressed belief that this 
"legislative action would largely undo the 
work of the Washington Conference which so 
greatly improved our relations with Japan," 
and further, that the enactment of this pro- 
vision ' ' would be regarded by the Japanese 
as an insult not to be palliated by any act of 

We make uo appeal for unrestricted im 
migration. We are not blind to our own 
national interests. But it does not accord 
with our national traditions to make unfav- 
orable reflection upon any people with whom 
we have friendly relationships. Deeper than 
the impairment of peace in the region of the 
Pacific, and more important even than the 
affront to a friendly Nation, is the funda- 
mental question of our moral obligation to be 
fair and just to all men, and in the name of 
the Master, whom we serve, and in the inter- 
est of international comity, we oppose all dis- 
crimatory treatment of any branch of the 
family of Nations. 

America has no occasion for misunderstand- 
ings Or unfriendly relationships with Japan, 
and we plead for moderation and the spirit 
of mutual interest and good-will in efforts to 
find an amicable adjustment of the situation 
which has arisen out of the recent Congres- 
sional action, and we express the hope that 
in the light of clearer understanding, the re- 

cent legislation on ths subject may be revised, 
even to the extent of admitting ultimately 
the Japanese to the quota provisions of the 
new Immigration Law. 

The World AlUjance realizing that it is not 
competent to judge of naval and military 
technical policies yet urgently asks that in 
the interests of continued good feeling and 
understandiug with our neighbor Japan, that 
the arrangements for the manoeuvres planned 
for next spring in the Hawaiian Islands be 
changed and the proposed mobilization be 
held in another part of the world in order 
that the resentment and irritation of the Jap- 
anese Government and people caused by the 
domestic policy of the United States of 
America in regard to immigration which pol- 
icy was strongly opposed by religious forces 
of America be not increased. 

Whereas, the World Ailiauce believes that 
international education is one of the most 
pregnant and permanent aids to international 
friendship and to world peace: 

Be It Resolved, that we commend every 
oifort in beialf of international education and 
especially congratulate Mr. Marcus Marks ou 
his success in organizing and having adoiJteu 
a plan for foreign undergraduate study with 
scholastic credits for American students, and 
pledge him our hearty support. 

Whereas, our future prosperity and safety 
depends largely on our treating all natiims 
with justice and good understanding we urge 
our National Bureau of Education and all 
educational authorities to emphasize the need 
of definite instruction to promote good will 
and co-operation with other nations and races, 
and to call on trained educators to provide 
programs and subject matter which shall 
teach America that the true citizen today is 
a citizen of the World and his ultimate loy- 
ahy is to mankind. 

We recognize the part the various leUef 
organizations have played by their beneficent 
activities in promoting iuternation,al under- 
standing and good-will. We heartily endorse 
the proposal that has been made, and en- 
dorsed by many of the churches, that Sunday, 
December seventh, be observed as Golden 
Rule Sunday, when, limiting our own personal 
expenditures we shall minister to the suffer- 
ing and hungry peoples of the world. 

The World Alliance notes with extreme sat- 
isfaction the growing impatience with war 
upon the part of youth and their dedication 
to the great endeavor to create a New World 
where international relations shall be based 
upon the Christian principle. We have 
watched with sympathetic interest the mani- 
festations of this new spirit in the great 
Christian Student conventions and in the 
Youth Movements of Europe and America, 
and while we deprecate any utterances which 
would seem to disparage love to one's own 
country, we welcome this accession of youth 
to the ranks of those working for a warless 

WTiereas, the greatest lesson taught by the 
World AVar is that it should be the first duty 
of every civilized nation to take definite ac- 
tion to prevent future wars which are bound 
to be increasingly teiTible and more destruc- 
tive than any in the past, and 

Whereas, the Government of the United 
States spends yearly a major portion of all 
its income on the Army and Navy in prepa- 
ration for future wars, soldiers ' pensions, and 
interest on war debts, and spends nothing 
for the direct promotion of peace or the pre- 
vention of war by peaceful means. Therefore 
be it 

Resolved, that we recommend to the Presi- 
dent and Government of the United States 
that a Commission of men and women, with 
an adequate appropriation, be created, whose 
duty shall be to promote International Peace. 
Because the principal duty of our State De- 
partment is to conduct foreign relations, we 
urge that this Commission be made a part of 
the Department of State. 

(Continued from page 10) 

Mary A. Snyder, lO.OO 

Mrs. Eugene Oimsby, 2.00 

Mrs. C. A. Will, 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Grubb, 10.00 

Ashland Sunday 'School, 99.65 

West Homer Sunday School, 5.00 

Listie Sunday School, 5. 70 

Flora Sunday School, 63.77 

Nell Zetty, 3 oo 

Mrs. L. I. Good, 3.OO 

Quiet DeU Sunday School, 20.00 

Brighton Sunday School, 5.25 

Mrs. Sarah Stutesman, 1.00 

Mt. Zion, by Adda Inboden, 8.00 

North Springfield Sunday School, . . 9.75 

iliamisburg, Sunday School, 7.00 

Kaystown, Pa., Sunday Schooi, . . -1.00 

Johnstown 1st Ch, Sunday School, 120.00 

Vinco, Pa., Sunday School, 7.20 

Jennie A. Woods, 3.00 

Fostoria S. S., by J. S. Hazen, 5.00 

Vandergrift, Pa., Sunday School, . . . 7.85 

Sterling, Ohio, Sunday School, 39.80 

Martinsburg, Pa., 16.00 

Couemaugh, . . ' 40.00 

Nappanee, 226.00 

Gratis, 5.OO 

Da3rton, 104.00 

Cambria, Ind., 1.40 

Mrs. D. W. Campbell, 5.00 

McEee, 16.40 

Ardmore, Indiana 14.25 

St. James, Maryland, 16.50 

Beaver City, 86.93 

Berne, 87.00 

Johnstown — Moxam 22.75 

Bryan, 60.00 

Mrs. H. J. Frantz, 5.00 

New Paris, Indiana, 18.50 

Canton, 24.50 

Maurertown, per G. H. Haun, 43.09 

Portis, Kans., 16.15 

W. H. Miller, 1.00 

Mrs. Nancy Royer 5.00 

J. W. Beer, 5.00 

North Manchester, 128.53 

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Buckland, 10.00 

New Enterprise, . 17.00 

Oakville, 38.00 

Middlebranch, 7.82 

Pittsburgh, 28.31 

South Bend 100.00 

A. J. MUler, for Berlin, 20.00 

JANUARY 14, 1925 


PAGE 15 

Clay City, 


Total, $1,635.96 

ilARTIN SHIV^ELY, TieasuroT, 
Ashland, Ohio, Jainuary 5, 1925. 


The wise man- said that divers weights and 
divers measures are an abomination to the 
Lord. \Vhy: What diffexenoe does it make 
to the Lord how one tueats his fellow-maii '? 
Why should the Lord mix in anyway in a 
thing which we claim is none of his busi- 
ness f 

What docs this verse from Proverbs mean? 
Divers means various. Different sizes of 
weights and different sizes of measures were 
used to cJieat mem. One measures a bushel of 
potatoes in a measure thajt is short and cheats 
the other man. He weighs out nine pounds 
of sugar for ten by using the wrong weights, 
and thinks himself ahead sixteen ounces. He 
has lost more than sixteen ounces of char- 

These words of the wise man look toward 
honesty. They are opposed to cheating. They 
put thie Lord on the side of fair dealing, 
whether it is a sale of spikes or a horse trade. 
God is honest and square. He cannot approve 
dishonesty, neither can he fail to notice it. 
His followers are under obligation to deal 
honestly — or stop dealing. And all who do 
not profess to follow him are under similar 
obligatoin. Refusing to profess religion in 
order to have an excuse for double dealing is 
an effort to play a trick on one 's seif . 

These words do not forbid generosity. One 
may use a bushel measure in selling a haif 
bushel of produce. He has all authority to 
give more than he receives, but not authority 
to exact more than he gives. There is no 
law against a man favoring whomsoever he 
chooses, though there must be no trick in it. 
But he cannot cheat whomsoever he chooses, 
or anyone at all. We can show anyone a fanor 
by overweight or measure, but dare not use 
underweight or measure. 

A man on the street said: "You should not 
let that stand in the way of business, would 
you?" He had reference to morals and 
honesty. With him business was paramount, 
and it had to prosper even at the expense of 
honesty and morals. This is but another form 
of the abomination. Strict honesty is a ne- 
cessity for peace with God; and also for 
peace with men. Shady deals by manipula- 
tion of weights are destructive of character 
and of confidence, and the Lord's people will 
refrain from them. — Religious Telescope. 

Dr. Ernest H. Cherrington, General Secretary 
The United States is becoming not moio 
lawless but less so. This statement is based on 
reports from police departments of 300 lead- 
ing cities and the District of Columbia, cov- 
ering all states except North Carolina am? 
Oklahoma. The survey the most extensive ever 
made, was compiled by Robert E. Corradini of 
the World Leag-ue Against Alcoholism, in 
connection with police departments through- 
out the country. It is submitted to the press 
by Dr. Ernest H. Cherrington, general secre- 
tary of the League. 

The survey covers the total number of ar- 
rests in the last four years prior to prohibition 
and the first four years under prohibition. It 
is true that the number of arrests of the dry 
period is greater than the number for the 
wet period, but when analyzed in connection 
with the incretse of population, which is 
5,000,0u0, the findings are contrary to the 
much too prevalent belief that America is 
growing more criminal. 

There has actually been a decrease in ar- 
rests for drunkenness since the Volsted act 
went into effect, and that decrease is 42.3 
per cent for the 300 cities, or a million fewer 
cases of drunkenness than there were in the 
wet period, for the whole nation. Where 
formerly drunkenness cases made up 32.5 per 
cent of the total arrests in the country they 
have now been cut to 18.8 per cent. 

From 1913 to 1916 there was a yearly aver- 
age of 58,946 persons arrested for all causes 
out of each million population. The total for 
300 cities was 1,756,078. During the first four 
years of prohibition arrests for all causes 
wore 2,040,700. The population of these cities 
had increased 5,000,000 during the period. Ap- 
plying this ratio of increase to the entire 
population there is a yearly total of nearly 
10,000 fewer arrests during the dry period 
than during the wet. Failure to take into con- 
sideration all the surrounding circumstances 
is largely responsible for much talk about in- 
crease of crime throughout the country. 

Police records show that the greatest single 
factor in arrests today is the automobile. The 
largest number of arrests is generally for 
violation of traffic laws and ordintnces. 

The yearly number of arrests in the 300 
cites for intoxication only, during the wet 
period was 572 106 or 19,193 out of every 
million of population. This was reduced in the 
four prohibition years to 383,711, or 11,067 
per million population. Again, taking this as 
a ration for the entire country, there would 

be a decrease of 1,021,416 arrests for drunk- 
enness, or 42.3 per cent. 

The saving to the states that can be pointed 
to directly in connection with the crime situa- 
tion is bigger today than before prohibition. 
The million fewer drunks, the arrestng of 
each of which costs the police department 
alone $94, has resulted in saving from ninety- 
four million to a hundred million dollars 
yearly. Adding to this the cost of trial and 
detention, which sometimes goes over a period 
of months, this amount could be doubled and 
yet be a conservative estimate. 


The Roman Catholic press of this country 
is doing very efficient work. It is highly or- 
ganized and has entered almost every field of 
journalism. This has come about within the 
last few years. After the war there was an 
awakening of the church that was almost un- 
precedented. In all her departments she took 
on new life. Especially is this true in the 
field of journalism. A Catholic news service 
was organized having as its purpose the en- 
circling of the world. It has units in almost 
every large metropolitan center of all the 
great nations. It has in its service some of 
the most highly trained and keenest journal- 
ists in the world. It is spending thousands of 
dollars annually in promoting its enterprises. 
It has eighty-nine weekly journals in this 
country with a circulation of over one miUion 
and a half. 

Recently, at a meeting of Catholic men at 
Cincinnati, Ohio, the committee on resolu- 
tions gave especial mention to their press, 
commending it for its efficiency and urging 
the church to give it the highest rating as 
one of the essentials of religious and church 
propaganda. That section of the report reads: 
"Our Catholic press is now affording a news 
service unequaled in kind. We indorse the 
idea of a strong Catholic press and urge the 
Catholic laity to take an active interest in 
the support and development thereof." 

We agree with them in their evaluation of 
their press. It is very modern and extensive. 
They are preparing to make it more so. They 
are not thinking of cutting it down and re- 
ducing it in the least. They are not grumb- 
ling over any deficits as the Methodists are. 
They are saying it is worth all it costs. We 
cannot afford to reduce; we must increase. 
The leaders of the Roman church are not 
looking backward or contemplating restric- 
tions. They are looking forward and are in- 
tending to increase the number of their jour- 
nals. — Ex. 


WILL give you the necessary help in teaching the Group-Uniform lesson series. 
WILL keep you in touch with your National Sunday School Association. 
WILL inspire you to better organization, better equipment, better teaching. 
WILL give you the feeling that you are cooperating with your denomination. 
Ask your superintendent to order it for his teachers and officers. 
Brethren Publishing Company, Ashland, Ohio 

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JANUARY 14, 1925 

Business Manager's Corner 


It has becu weeks since the Business 
Marager has turned in his periodical, or spas- 
modical, rejjort. But these have been mighty 
busy weeks. 

However, we are always glad to be busy, 
and we uould rather be a little rushed w-ith 
our work than to be compelled to close up 
the shop because wc had n(o work to do. 

The BIG thing that confronts us now is the 
ought to be the largest offering the church 
has ever made for this purpose. If the 
church wotdd make their offering on this 
occasion just about one-half the amount of 
the usual 'Easter offering, the building would 
be paid for, and no more offerings would be 
needed for this cause. 

Since the church has adopted this method 
for raising the money to pay for this build- 
ing the Elkhart, Indiana, Brethren church has 
led all the rest in the amount of its offerings. 
Suffice it to say, if two thirds of the churches 
had given as much proportionately during the 
past three years, the entire indebtedness 
would have been provided before now. But, 
will Elkhart say, we have done our shart?, now 
let the rest do theirs? NO, the Elkhart 
church is not made up of that kind of peo- 
ple, and they have not had that kind of pas- 
toral teaching, and when the final offering is 
made that shall conqjlete the payment of the 
indebtedness on the building Elkhart will be 
Tight up at the front as she has been for 
the last three years. 

We would not say a word to detract from 
the glory that belongs to the many other 
churches that have so nobly done their part 
in this matter, but Elkhart has set such a 
splendid example that we feel a reference to 
her achievements will help other churches to 

take courage and to do their full duty as far 
as possible. 

It is not our purpose to make much of a 
personal appeal in this column. We have 
such splendid appeals from others in this 
number of the Evangelist that we want to 
only call your attention to them. See what 
Brother Bell, president of our Board has to 
saj'; and read what Brother Kem, a Dayton. 
Ohio; banker member of our Board has to 
say. Then turn to Brother Belote's appeal, 
and read every word of it. Brother Belote 
was formerly business manager of the Com- 
pany and he speaks from a first hand know- 
ledge. And don 't fail to give close heed to 
Brother C. F. Yoder's fine appeal. Brother 
Y'oder's e.xperienee as a former editor gives 
weight to what he has to say. And last, but 
not least, read everj- word in Brother A. H. 
Liehty's fine appeal. Brother Lichty is ontv 
of the most outstanding men that the Breth- 
ren church has given to big affairs of the 
world, and he too speaks from years' of ex- 
perience as business manager of the Brethren 
Publishing Company, and he knows whereof 
he sjieaJcs. 

'These appeals should be sufficient to stir 
the emotions of our older Brethren to their 
\ery depths, and should arouse the zeal of 
our younger men to the point where they will 
say, "we will carry on" even as our prede- 
cessors did before us. The result should bo 
an offering that will e-xceed our fondest ex- 
pectations. "If ye know these things, hapi")y 
are ye if ye do theni. " 

Evangelist Honor Roll 
'While we have no new churches to report 
as additions to the Honor RoU, we are glad to 
be able to repoi't that we have received the 
renewals from aeiven of our churchej since our 
last report that keep them on the Roll. 

These churches are New Paris, Indiana, 
sixth year; Elkhart. Indiana, sixth year; Long 

Beach, California, seventh year; Xorth Eng- 
lish, Iowa, fourth year; Berne, Indiana, 
fifth year; Third Brethren church, Johns- 
town, Pennsylvania, fourth year. Glendale, 
Arizona, fifth year. 

This is most commendable, and should en- 
courage other churches to "strive to obtain 
the best gifts." And frequently the best 
gifts are obtained by giving.' 

When Publication Day comes, why not 
make it a complete day by making a special 
effort to get The Evangelist into as many 
homes as j^ossible, or as many churches as 
possible make an effort to win a place on the 
Evangelist Honor Roll? This would be a 
commendable achievement. 

Send all offerings and all subscriptions di- 
COMPANY. Ashland Ohio. 

Business Manager. 



Inasmuch as I am unable to leave for mis- 
sion work in Africa at present I would like 
to hire a good man (preferably a Brethren) 
to take my place on the fawn in my partner- 
ship that I may get into a machine shop and 
get a mechanical training w'hich wiU serve 
me well when I get to Africa. I expect to 
contract to pay what I make through the 
whole year to the farmer for his season's 

I would also like to get in touch with a 
Brethren man wanting a large farm. We 
don 't know how much equity we have. We 
wait an offer and then see if we can sacrifice 
to meet it. I am willing to take as little a? 
my partner wiU. I prefer a Brethren so as to 
add strength to our local church. 

ERNEST MTYERS, Williamsburg, Iowa. 

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WHEN? - - - Sunday, January 25th 
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'The Proposed Amendment — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

An Unencumbered Publishing House — A. D. Gnagey, .. 
A Letter from the S. S. Editor — Quinter M. Lyon, ....... 

How to Get a Revival — E. Paul Miller, 

All Men are Worshipers — J. L. Kimmel, 

The Bu.siuess as a Business — E. M. Cobb, 

The Strength Sufficient — E. Mae Minnich, 

Notes on the .Sunday School Lesson — Edwin Boardman, 

Our Goal: A G. E. Society in (Every Church — Herman W. Kountz, 

(Jhristian Endeavors Listen — Homer Kent, 

Junior Endeavor — Ida G. "Weaver, 

Junior C. E. Doris Stout, 

siewiirdship Department — 'E. M. Riddle, 

Intermediate C. E. — W. O. Nish, 

News from the Field, 12-14 

Announcements, Itj 

Sixty-live Churches and Their Pastors — Editor, 2 


The Proposed Amendment 

Some perfectly good people are lieing somewhat uisliirljcil alMnit 
the proposed Child Labor Amendment to the Federal Constitution, 
due largely to mis-information being passed out by selfish intnerests 
that are more concerned about cheap labor than tlie future of the 
childhood of America. Such disturbance is entirely unwarranted in 
the first place because it is not a statute, it does not legislate, nor 
carry any provision involving legislation. It is merely an enabling 
act. It decides nothing about child labor, but merely says that Con- 
gress shall have the power to legislate regarding child labor if it so 
desires. And surely if there is or should be a menace connected 
with ciild labor, Congress ought to have the right to deal with it. 
The necessity of this enabling amendment was brought out by the 
Supreme Court's ruling the former attempts of Congress to regulate 
child labor to be unconstitutional. One only needs to read to be 
convinced of the uninvolved and proper character of the proposed 
amendment. It is as follows: 

' ' Section 1. The Congress shall have power to limit, regu- 
late and prohibit the labor of persons under 18 years of age. 

"Section 2. The power of the several States is unimpaired 
by this article except that the operation of State laws shall 
be .suspended to the extent necessaiy to give effect to legis- 
lation enacted by the Congress." 

In the second place no one save the conscienceless drivers of 
children and tinscrupulous employeis need fear any possible legisla- 
tion that may follow in the wake of the approval of this amend- 
ment. Congress has shown no signs of being radical in regard to 
child labor legislation; it has merely shown a proper response to the 
demands of pubUc sentiment for the protection of childhood. There 
need be no fear Shat any legitimate work, of the child in the homo 
or on the farm will be interfered with. Only such employment as 
may be injurious or dangerous to the child's physical welfare, or 
such as may deny it its rightful educational privileges, or undermine 
its moral development is at all likely to be the subject of restrain- 
ing legislation. Reform legislation comes in response to public sen- 
timent tind never in advance of it. And judging from the past, 
public sentiment the countiy over can be safely ti-usted not to go toe 
fast in the direction of reform measures. In fact it has gone forward 
quite slowly, and has crystallized and become effective only after a 

social evil has had a long and disastrous record. And with regard 
to the abuse of child labor, only such reforms are contemplated as 
public sentiment and Christian standai'ds at this very time would 
fully justify. It may help some to settle unwarranted fears, which 
liuve been stirred up by propaganda being spread broadcast by greedy 
manufacturers, mill owners, and sweat shop masters, and may serve 
to indicate the nature of the legislation to be expected in the event 
that this amendment is fully approved, if we call to mind the laws 
previously enacted when Congress thought it had the power that 
would hereby be conferred upon it. Here are some of the provisions 
of Ihose laws: 

a. That children under 14 might not be employed in mills, 
factories, workshops, mines or canneries. 

b. That children between 14 and 16 might not be em- 
ployed in mines or quarries, or at night in any establishment 
covered by the law, or for more than eight hours per day ■ 
or 48 hours per week. 

Surely these are such that every Christian should support and 
Christian sentiment ought to be marshalled to bring about a condi- 
tion that will make possible the protection of children from the un- 
scrupulous and designing, and the g-uaranteeing to those who are 
being ground down or kept down, a fair chance in the world. 

Sixty-five Churches and Their Pastors 

Tliero are tbues when we are made to feel proud of our church 
— proud of its generosity, its sacrificial giving, its loyalty to every 
denominational interest. Then again, there are times when we find 
it difficult to resist a feeling of disappointment, or even shame. 
Suck a time occurred recently when an aged brother and veteran 
minister who has lived more than four score years, wrote the Evan- 
gelist office asking for the continuation of his paper, saying that he 
was dependent upon the Superannuated Ministers' Fund, but had 
not received any aid for several months. We were nettled not by the 
fact that this good brother asked the Business Manager for extension 
of time for the payment of his (Evangelist subscription, but because 
the treasurer of the Superannuated Ministers' Fund was compelled 

JANUARY 21, 1925 



to confess in making excuse for non-payment of thia aged brothier's 
pension that "sixty-five churches and their ministers had not paid 
one cent" 'to this Fund at the time of his writing. 

No one can blame the treasurer of the Superannuated Ministers' 
Fund for not paying the aged preachers when he has no money in 
the treasury. At the last General Conference he pled earnestly for 
something to be done to bring this matter more vividly upon the 
minds of the active pastors. But his pleading was not heeded. And 
now after almost five months of this conference year have passed, 
very little has been paid in and these brethren who gave the vigor 
and strength of their lives to preserve to us the priceless reUgious 
heritage that we possess, find themselves three or four months with 
out payl And it is mid-winter! 

And the reason for this situation is that sixty-fiv*.^ churches 
and their pastors failed to give even a penny to Benevolences last 
year! What Shall we say about it? It is difficult to say anything 
without saying too much or saying it too strongly. But surely it is 
a shame that we should be so careless, if not indifferent, or un- 

There are not many left of these fathers in Israel, these men 
who were the founders of our church. IThis aged brother who writes 
appealing that something be done to stir up the people, says he is a 
shut-in and is greatly afflicted in various ways. They are passing 
rapidly and soon they will all be gone. Let us quickly bestir our- 
selves to make their latter days as comfortable as possible. Surely 
no pastor would forget such a responsibility. It may be that he too 
will ere long find himself numbered among the aged and superan- 
nuated ministers, and be in need of the church's benevolence. Then 
the neglect of the young and active pastors will appear as a grievous 
fault. Brethren, let us call to mind again, Paul's words, "But if any 
provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house 
(or household of faith), he hath denied the faith and is worse than 
an infidel." Eeraember it is a serious thing to fail to provide for 
those to whom we have become obligated by the ties of Christian 


Brother E. M. Cobb, pastor of the Second church of Los Angeles, 
records some remarkable answers to prayer and remarkable e^■idences 
of church growth as well, going from a membership of 97 to 194 
ill fifteen months. 

Christian Endeavorer leaders are giving directions for making 
the most of Christian Endeavor Week. Read what they have to say 
in this issue. It seems that this noble movement is having a revival 
of influence among the Churches of late, and if the pastord will give 
hearty co-operation, we believe the end of its growth is not yet. 

We begin in this issue the publication of Brother Gearhart's re- 
port of the Home Mission offering, but owing to its length it will 
be necessary to continue it through several issues. At first impres- 
sipn it seems that the response of the churches has been good. If 
your church has not reported, of course our Home Mission Secretary 
will be glad to hear from yon. 

Among the nirmerous items of interest in President Jacobs' 
College News is that of the splendid record of the Ashland College 
debating teams This has been Ashland's long suit, by the way, for 
through many years she has been defeating most of the debating 
teams that have come up against her, and as we recall, most of the 
teams have been trained, as have the teams this year, under the 
leadership of Dr. L. L. Garber. 

It gives us great pleasure to be privileged to publish such an 
encouraging news letter from the First church of Los Angeles where 
the work is pressing forward in a splendid manner. A most inter- 
esting experiment of co-operation is recorded of the First Brethren 
church and the Church of the Brethren. It is such fraternal and 
co-operative experiences that will finally bring the two peoples to- 
gether as one body in Christ as they ought to be. The week of 
good fellowship was an interesting program and proved very helpful. 
Brother N. W. Jennings is the pastor of this church and has the 
confidence of his people. 

In a personal communication received from Brother J. L. Kimmel 
two weeks ago we learned of some splendid results of their White 
Gift Christmas service, the news of which, though delayed through 

the rush of things, we wish to pass on for the encouragement not 
only of the Muncie people, but of others who have been contributing 
to this and other successful mission points. Aside from t&e sixty 
dollar offering received, one confession of Christ was made that 
night and another signified similar intention by signing a card. One 
lias been baptized since and two awaited baptism at Brother Kim- 
mel 's writing. Summing up their Building Fund growth for the year 
it was found that $1,410.00 had been raised. 

Brother E. D. Barnard writes an interesting letter of his work 
at Ankenytowu and Mansfield, Ohio, where he is the efficient pas- 
toi-. Both places have their discouragements, but with the fine 
co-operation of the people, he and his faithful help-meet are leading 
forward to ultimate victory. Of course Ankenytown will win; they 
wouUl not dare fail with the fine record of faithfulness that they 
have back of them. And Mansfield, though they were pretty blue a 
year ago, is beginning to lift her shoulders in confidence. May she 
continue to respond loyally to the splendid leadership she now has 
and press on to victory. Brother Barnard assisted the Gretna church 
and pastor, Brother L. E. Bradfield, in an evangelistic campaign dur- 
ing the month of November when two confessions were reeeivea. 

We thought the last letter we pubUshed from the pen of Dr. C. 
i'. Yoder would be his last from "Under the Northern Dipper," but 
he has been so kind as to send us another, this one, he says, to be 
the last under that title. It has been a great privilege to the home 
churches to have Brother Yoder in our midst, going in and out for 
a whole year, and we think he shall not be quite so far away when 
'ho gets back to his work, as before. For though he was well known 
before he went to the Argentine, we think we understand a littlt* 
better his good spirit and passion for the lost. His remarks about 
the importance of the fraternal spirit amongst us are timely, and his 
diagnosis of our need comes with weight not only because of his own 
deeply devotional spirit, but also because he has such a fres'h and 
intimate knowledge of the brotherhood and at the same time bears 
that special responsibilitj- for the harmony of the whole church that 
attaches to the office of Moderator of General Conference, to which 
position he was elected at Winona Lake, last September. We shall 
gratefully look forward to the exercise of his kindly spirit and intel- 
ligent influence through the medium of The Evangelist at not infre- 
quent intervals. 

A great Foreign Missionary Convention of the United States and 
Canada is to be held at Washington, D. C, Januaiy 28th to February 
2, It is a most extraordinary gathering of the foreign missionary 
Ic-'adors of all denominations and agencies, and on the program are 
men and women of outstanding scholarship and missionary achieve- 
ment from all parts of the world. It has been twenty-five years 
since a similar gathering has been held in America — the Ecumenical 
Conference held in New York in 1900, and fifteen years since the 
famous World Missionary Conference met in Edinburgh. At this 
great convention the world situation and missionary Challenge will 
be dealt with with an understanding that could not be equalled in 
any other gathering the world over. The delegates are limited to 
5,000 and will be officially appointed by Foreign Boards and So- 

As the Evangelist was about ready fori the press we received an 
interesting letter from Brother Samuel Kiehl of Dayton, Ohio, and 
because it is so opportune wo pass a portion of it on to our readers. 
He had been reading a certain oh-uroh paper when his eyes fell upon 
tho following editorial remark which he copied for us: "I heard of 
a brother who upon being solicited for a religious cause argued the 
ciucstion for a whole day and finally gave $100.00. A few weeks later 
a stock solicitor visited the same brother and he invested $7,000.00 
in an enterprise that went to the wall." 

The Brother Kiehl remarks: "If the members of tho Brethren 
church will gladly do the reverse, give the larger amount to the Pub- 
lishing House on January 25th, the debt on the new building will 
be paid; the manager and editors will feel like doing double duty, 
and the brotherhood will rejoice and praise God for the work that 
was so easily done for his cause, because the brethren had a mind to 
work (Neh. 4:6." We could not add to the strength of this appeal 
by any^ words of our own, and so we merely ask you to give earnest 
heed to the words and take a lesson from the loyal spirit of this 
veteran minister. 



JANUARY 21, 1925 


An Unencumbered Publishing House 

By A. D. Gnagey, Editor Brethren Literature for Thirty Years 

If we knew you aud you knew uis, 

Both of us would, be more righteous; 

But not being able to clasp hands, 

Both often fail to understand 

That each intends to do what's right, 

And treat each other "honor bright.' 

How little to complain or fuss 

If we knew you and you knew vis. 

Mr. Gladstone was once askfed what his wish would he 
if he could have one wish, and' one only, granted. He replied 
that it would be that men's beliefs might become their con- 
victions. In that wish is implied a great truth, a truth 
more far-reaching than mere human thought can cany. Th( 
English statesman knew only too well that, in matters relig- 
ious, multitudes of people are strictly orthodox in their 
beliefs who ai'e just as truly heterodox in their life. If 
suddenly Mr. Gladstone's wish was realized the kingdom of 
God Avould advance in leaps and bounds; the result Mould 
be equal to a x'evolution in the 
world of religion. We believe in Si- 
God and Christ, and the Bible, and 
the church, but unless our beliefs 
are crystallized in convictions they 
evaporate in thin air without mate- 
rially affecting either our character 
or religious activity. Faith iii 
Christ, unless it is mere intellectual 
assent, changes the whole trend of 

And so, too, we believe in the 
College and Publishing House, 
but if our beliefs do not become 
our convictions as Avell, they will 
help neither the one nor the other. 
A little girl said to her papa, 
"Papa, I love you and I want to do 
something about it." We believe in 
the Publisliing House : are we goin g 
to do something about it? The 
great question for the church as we 
approach Publishing House day is 
not only what we think about it, 
but primarily -what are we going to 
DO about it? If our beliefs will 
also to be registered in our convic- 
tions on January 25 and February 
1, 1925 will be the greatest day in 
the history of our Publishing 

Has it ever occurred to you, dear 
reader, that the progress of the 
Christian church has been in exact 

proportoin to the develop- 

ment of its literature, and, 
similarly, the growth of its 
literature is dependent up- 
on the denominational pub- 
lishing house? The chui-eh 
without a literature is 

either dead or dying. A _.___ 

noted example, is our sister 

denomination, the Church of the Brethren. It is easily with- 
v/ithin the memory of men now living when that church was 
without a publishing house and without schools. The giear 
majority of its people w^as opposed to both schools and pub- 
lishing house. Her progress and inhience began witli her 
interest in higher education and the introdliction of a lit- 
erature commensurate with her claims, — periodicals, tracts, 
pamphlets, and books. The growth of that church, at home 
and abroad has been simultaneous with the growth of her 
literature and schools, and her fiirther accretive growth, as 
well as her further advance in spiritual life and influence 
will be in the same proportion. What is true of that 
church will be and is true of our owni. The wisest, the 

If We knew You and You Knew Us 

sanest thing the Brethren church can do here and nowr, tlie 
most telling' contributoin she can make, is to present to her- 
self an unencumbered Publisliin,g House. Then call upon 
men and women into whose hearts light and God and Christ 
have come to give themselves devotedly and unreservedly to 
the liuilding of a literature which shall Ije a guarantee of 
the church's perpetuity. 

Humanly speaking, the i-ichest heritage the church can 
leave to posterity is that which is written in her literature ; 
but a church can have no literature of her own without a 
Publishing House. If the Brethren 
church is really awake to her op- 
portunity she will, on the 25th of 
January, make a gift to herself of 
an unencumbered Publishing 
House, and then devote herself to 
the building of a literature that 
shall be her glory in the genera- 
tion immediately ahead of her. 
Altoona, Pennsylvania. 


Whene'er we ship you by mistake, 
Or in your bill some en-or make, 
It sure would save a lot of muss 
If we knew you aud you knew us. 
Or when the checks don't come on time, 
And customers send us nary a line, 
We'd wait without a bit of fuss 
If we knew you and you knew ws. 

Or when some goods you "Are us back,' 
Or make a "kick" on this or that, 
We'd take it in good part, we trust. 
If we knew you and you knew us. 
With customers ten thousand strong 
Occasionally things do go wrong — 
Sonletimes our fault, sometimes theirs — 
Forbearance wotUd decrease our cares; 
Kind friend how pleasant and how just 
If we knew you and you knew us. 

Of firm good faith on either side; 
Then let no doubting thoughts abide 
Confidence to each other give, 
Living ourselves let others live; 
But any time you come this way. 
That you will call we hope and pray; 
We'll meet the train wtth ou,r visitors 's bus, 
And we'll know you aud you'll know us. 
— Selected. 

If you knew the needs oE our Publishing House as 
we know them, and as our Publication Board knows 
them, you would make it a generous offering and pray 
a "God bless you" upon it. 

Let's Make an Investment 

By J. Allen Miller, Vice Presi- 
dent Publication Board 

(Excerpts from a Former Message in the 

There are three things I want to 
.speak of here. I want to speak 
first as a member of the Publica- 
tion Board and then also as a mem- 
ber of the Brethren church. The 
first tiling to Avliich I wish to call 
the attention of the readers is that 
the church never has given the 
Publishing House a fair chance. 
We have talked about a publishing- 
house and we have on several occa- 
soins bought a printing press or 
some piece of necessary machinery 
by a subscription to which M-e vol- 
untarily gave. But the church 
never outfitted a printing 
l)lant by her gifts. We have 
been in the habit of electing 
editors and a business man- 
ager and telling them to 
get out our publications 
and pay for them through 
the profits. If what was 
printed suited our fancy we 
the churches — and pastors, — bought it, and if not, we 
liought from another church publishing house. We invested 
no capital to begin with and we have expectetl the editors 
and managers to build up a publishing house. 

The SECOND fact to which I wish to call your attention 
is that we have noAv a splendid Intilding to house our pub- 
lishing interests. But unfortimately it is not paid for. This 
entails a heavy interest toll on the business every year. Now, 
Brethren, if we were wise stewards in the affairs of the 
Lord committed to us in this matter we would pay this prin- 
cipal and then have our interest for expansion. How mag- 
nificent this would be ! If we could add this interest saving 
to equipment, what a plant we could soon build. I think 



JANUARY 21, 1925 



the churches ought to seriously consider paying off tliis 

The THIRD matter that I -wish to emphasize for a bit 
is just the inestimable importance of maintaining a print- 
ing plant. We have never used) to the extent of a tithe the 
press for propaganda, for the extension of our work as a 
church, for the unifying and solidifying of our membership 
in the Faith and for the glory of our blessed Lord in tes- 
timony. Whenever I contemplate tliis sad neglect of my 
church I am both ashamed and condemned for my share in 

this failure. It is a fact that needs no proof that the 
PRINTED PAGE is one of the most pow^erful agencies at 
the command of the church of Christ. We never have nor 
are we now employing this means of preaching the Gospel 
and evangelizing the world. BRETHREN CAN NEVER 
DISCHARGE THEIR DUTY unless they faithfully support 
this part of the work committed to us. God' bless the printed 
page in our chlirch. 
Ashland, Ohio. 

A Letter from the Sunday School Editor 

We are not Modernists 

Well, the new Sunday School lessons have gone into 
effect. You who use our very own literature will note the 
change in the Boys' & Girls' Quarterly and the Primary 
Bible Stories, as well as in the picture supplements which go 
along Avith these. Some difficulty has been encountered in 
the matter of the picture rolls, but we have found out what 
the difficulty is and are now remedying it. 

But the interesting thing is that some good brother has 
v.a-itten us a letter, intimating that som.e of us are modern- 
ists and immature because we dared to introduce the new 
lesson series into these two children's publications. What 
shall we say to a charge like that? 

A Year Behind Time 

First of all, we should see that there is a difference be- 
tween being modernists and being up-to-date, as a matter 
of fact we are a year behind time. For even last year tlae 
Group-Unifonn lessons were supposed to start, and we 
waited until this year to begin. Because last year the In- 
ternational Committee supplied us with adaptations of the 
Uniform lessons and allowed us to take our choice. This 
year they did not supply us -with those adaptations but ex- 
pected us to use the Group series. So we took up -with the 
new series just one year late. We are not quite even up- 

What is Moderniam? 

Good brother, modernism is not in the series of lessons 
which one uses, but in what may be said under the lessons. 
There is no "new-fangled idea" about these lessons. They 
are filled with Bible. In fact, there is much more Bible in 
them than in the regular Uniform 'lessons. The very pur- 
pose of the new lessons, prepared especially for the chil- 
dren, is to teach them as much Bible as possible in their 
ciarly* years, and wait until their latei- years to take up the' 
abstract application of it. Children enjoy stories more than 
doctrinal discussions. If you could look ahead as we can, 
and see the doctrinal lessons that are coming up soon, in 
the Acts and the Epistles, you would realize that the new 
series of lessons is much better adapted to the needs of 
children than the adult lessons. We are not modernists. Wc 
are trying to give the children ■what they deserve. The 
members of joxiv Publication Board used sound judgment 

and believed in sound pi'inciples of pedagogy when they 
sanctioned the new lessons. 


.Someone just told me, "We like the new lessons. They 
ai-c much easier to teach than the old ones. We think they 
are a great improvement." Others have said like words. 
We -wish everyone who is interested would write and tell us 
about it. People who have compliments are usually much 
slower to write than those who have bricks. 

A house divided agamst itself is in a precarious situa- 
tion. There are some commercial publishing houses which 
are putting out the old UnifoiTn lessons adapted to the 
lower departments. We want to warn you against patron- 
izing them, as we would wa,rn you against committing de- 
nominational suicide. We feel sure that the vast majority 
of our people are in favor of the improvement we have 
made, and that they ■\^dll .stick to us. Perhaps we have 
even won some who had not hitherto been patronizing us. 
But it is our constant prayer that not even one of you shall 
fail us. 

Fine Distinctions 

Let it be understood that the standard of excellence, as 
annotuieed by the National Sundajj- School Association of the 
Brethren Church still includes the use of Closely Graded 
Lessons. We supply them through our Publishing House- 
The Association has had nothing to do wtih the Group les- 
sons which we have just issued. These lessons are merely 
an improvement of the old Uniform lessons, so that instead 
ol: ha.ving one lesson for all classes in the school, we give 
one lesson for Primaries, one for Juniors, and then another 
one for the Intermediates and all those above. This is Avhat 
we call the Groiip-Uniform series. We think they are bet- 
ter adapted for the small school than the Closely Graded, 
and are better suited to children than the All-Uniform. 

Since we are too small a denomination tO' prepare more 
tlian one sereis of Sunday School lessons, we have chosen the 
Gi"oup-Uniform series as the one which will probably suit 
the great majority of our schools. So far the orders have 
increased. We are praying for the continued co-operation 
and increased support of our efforts on the part of our con- 
stituency. QUINTER M. LYON. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

How to Get a Revival 

By R. Paul Miller 

There is nothing nearer to the heart of God than that 
he might be piivUeged to send a great revival into every 
church and every community. Many people look upon a 
revival as a thing we should prevail upon God to send, as 
though he were reluctant, and it was up to us to overcome 
this attitude. But this is not so, for God is always ready 
and waiting to send a blessed revival among a people, and 
is only hindered from doing so by the conditions not being 
right. A few revivals have been known to come in spite of 
conditions, but they are all but unique. What God may do 

in his sovereign will and A\asdom in special cases is not for 
IIS to build our hopes upon in ordinary operation of things. 
Jesus turned -svater into mne with a word instead of per- 
mitting the regular laws of rain and s^^n and air and labor 
to make it possible. It never happened again. Jesus fed 
the multitude by merely blessing a little boy's lunch instead 
of \\aiting for the ordinary laws of nature to produce more. 
But it has never been done since. So we must not expect 
God to work other-wdse than in the ordinary way he does 



JANUARY 21, 1925 

The case has not yet been recorded when a peojile of 
God were in the right condition spiritually, that tliey did not 
enjoy revival whether they had an evangelist on the field or 
not. So it was at Pentecost in a great measure. Wliile the 
spiritual condition of the disciples did not bring about the 
event of the coming of the Holy Spirit, it made it possible 
for them to enjoy it. In any event, they were a prepared 
people before they enjoyed that great experience. Now since 
the Holy Spirit has come to build the church, the Body of 
Christ, and dwell mtliin her, the only reason that ^l'vi^'al 
is not realized is that conditions are not such wdthin the 
church so that the Holy Spirit is frecl to work in fulness of 
power. Now we want to consider briefly the essentials nec- 
essary for the Holy Spirit to bring about a revival. 

OF THE PEOPLE. Ephesians 6 :17 declares that the 
Word of God is the sword of the Spirit, therefore wc can- 
not expect the Spirit to go forth and fight against sin and 
unbelief and Satan \'vdthout his sword to work with. Tlie 
Holy Spirit never wields his sword in vain for it is true 
that the Word of the Lord never returns to him void. It 
ac'complLshes. It always reaches its mark. The Holy Spirit 
cannot cut down shi without his sword. For sound conver- 
sion, the Word' of God is absolutely necesary. In many 
places folks shut up their Bibles until the revival is over 
and all they hear is the evangelist's text now and then snci 
sometimes he doesn't even have any text. A ti'ue revival 
should fairly teem with Bible truth and send folks to their 
Bibles as never before. A few sermons of stories and an 
ecdotes are not sufficient to bring about a real lasting revival. 
If men are to be converted, they must be converted to 
something besides the personality of the preacher. The 
evangelist should be able to hold up the Bilile and explain 
it. Eveiy great revival of the past has been born around 
the great doctrines of the Bible, faithfully presented. Witli 
out the exaltation of the Bible, a sound revival is impos- 
sible. But on the other hand, the exaltation of the great 
truths of the Bible will grip and hold the hearts of men 
today as never before. The Holy Spirit sees to that. In i)ro- 
paration for revival, the faithful teaching of the doctrines 
of the Person and Work and Gloiy of the Lord Jesus; the 
Personality and Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the heart of 
the believer; and the doctrines of sin and sanctifieation in 
relation to the believer's fellowship with God, \vill lay a 
natural foundation upon which the Holy Spirit can erect a 
great revival movement. 

SARY. Many people pray, but faw pray in faith. Jesu.s 
coidd do no mighty works among his own people because of 
their unbelief. Too many people pray among his own peo 
pie because of their unbelief. Too many people pray as did 
the disciples when Peter was in prison, who when Peter was 
released and stood knocking at the door of the house Avhei'e 
they were, refused to believe it in any case. I believe tlit 
little girl Rhoda, was the only one ^\ho actually believed her 
prayers would be answered, for her ears were keen to hear 
Peter's knocking and believed his voice at once! It is be- 
lieving prayer that opens wide the door for the Holy Spirit 
to work mightily through us to a mighty revival. Truly, it 
is the proper teaching of the Wo;*d of God that drives 
people to prayer for help from God, but it is this believing 
prayer that claims the fulness of God's promised power for 
the need right at hand. Eveiy great revival of the past has 
been conceived and cradled in believing prayer- Sometimes 
it was the continued waiting on God of a whole community, 
sometimes it was a church ; sometimes a band of souls of like 
burden on their hearts; and then sometunes it has been 
bom in the heart of a single disciple who has agonized alone 
with God because of the awful condition of lost men. Not 
so veiy long ago, I went into a certain place to hold a 
revival. The work was run do-i^ni badly, even to the church 
equipment. But the veiy first day T was there two quiet 
little women came to tell me that they believed we would 

have a great revival there because they had been holding on 
to God for a real awakening among those people for months. 
They had been meeting in the afternoons alone and praying. 
One day in one home and the next day in the other. They 
said, "'Now that you have come, we believe God has sent you 
to lead in the work." Those were great women; God give 
as more of them! That meetmg sei'ved to stir that whole 
town as it had not been stirred in years and scores of souls 
Mere saved. But when the story is told over yonder, I am 
sure that two little women ^vill get most of the credit for 
all that was done there. They had fought the thing out 
"with God on their knees. In fact, I have never known of 
a revival that was genuine that could not be traced to the 
faithful praying of someone. 

as to bring a revival into a church where the people of thai 
church are compromising with sin and running with every 
A\orldly fad. Such people cannot pray ; they cannot testify ; 
they cannot do effective personal work. There is no waj 
in which the Holy Spirit can work through them. Of course 
\\"e cannot take the extreme position that God cannot send 
a revival to a church until all the people are living as they 
ought to live. Such a church would never be found, and 
if found would be experiencing a constant revival. But on 
the other hand there is no other accusation hurled at the 
church and used by sinful and unbelieving men as an excuse 
for remaining away from Christ, more than that the cliuvfli 
members live on no higher plane than the man of the world. 
It is true. And the fact is stifling the power of the church. 
It emi^ties pews and neutralizes the power of the pulpit. 
jVbout all that any revival can do in such a church is to get 
the church back into fellowship with God. Then if the 
revival continues long enough, there may be a large ingath- 
ering through the activities of a renewed church. Titus 1 : 
li^ could be written across many a church's record as the 
reason why they have no revival there- Until the people in 
thci church get right in their own hearts and get right -ndth 
each other, you cannot expect the unbelieving to respect 
the church sufficient to enter it. The argiunent against the 
church is the defeated lives of its people and the greatest 
argument for it is the holy, consistent and fruitful lives of 
the victors in Christ. In a mid-western town a young col- 
lege man who was a skeptic, was attending the meetings. 
But he resisted and overcame to his oAvn satisfaction every 
argument that the evangelist advanced till one night he 
preached on the poAver of a holy life, declaring that some 
lives were unanswerable from any natural cause. He stayed 
away for ai couple of services and then on the last night 
j'ccepted Christ to the surprise of all. When asked what 
sei'mon convinced him he said, "None. I heard the preacher 
say that some life was unanswerable. I thought of my old 
mother and realized that there was something in my old 
nxother's life in the way of patience, love, faithfulness and 
silent power for good over me that I could not account for 
except that she was a Christian and I was not. Christ was 
evei-y thing to my mother. I want what she had." Those 
are the lives that convert infidels and cheat Hell and bring 
about great revivals. Bring these three conditions of full 
teaching of the Word of God, belicAung prayer, backed up 
by Godly consistent living into any church and you can no 
more i>revent a reviA-al of mighty power than you ounld 
]ii-eveut sunrise in the morning. Any other short-cut method^ 
of bringing about a revival will not endure. 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. 

Religion is not a strange or added thing, but the inspira- 
tion of the secular life, the breathing of an eternal spirit 
through this temporal world.— Henry Drummond. 

The real minister of Christ must beai- the griefs of 
others and carry their sorrows. This is the burden of the 
ministry, as of the Christ, which the world does not under- 

JANUARY 21, 1925 



All Men Are Worshipers 

By J. L. Kimtnel 

{Sermon Published in the Mancie, Indiana E'oening Press) 
TEXT — Thou Shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve. — Mn(tt. 4:10. 

There is something in the nature of man or in the cir- 
cumstance in which he is conditioned that leads him to rec- 
ognize and worship a superior being. 

Whatever men may say or thmk about worship the fact 
remains nevertheless that all men do worship. They always 
have worshiped and they always Avill worship so long as they 
dwell here on earth. 

History proves that men have worshiped in all ages and 
that there never was a nation known nor a tribe discovered 
that did not worship. When the white man came to Amer- 
ica he found the "red man of the forest" worshipping the 
"Great Spirit." He saw him in the stars and heard him in 
the \\dnds. The ancient Athenians had more god's in their 
city, than men. 

Athens was the very seat of intellectual culture and 
philosophy, the Indian was in a state of savagery. All of 
which goes to prove, no matter what his condition may Be, 
man will worship. 

Resembles His God 

It is a well kno^ra axiom recogrdzed by all the religions 
of the world that man becomes like the god he worships. 
Think of Buddha and you ^^nl\ become like Buddha is an old 
Hindu phrase, the truth of which is self-evident. Three thou- 
sand years ago Solomon said: "Eat thou not the bread of 
him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty 
meats, for as he thinketh in his heart so is he." The 
thoughts a man thinks determines a man's character and the 
god a man worships will control his conduct. 

Right here is the line of demarkation that makes the 
Christian religion separate and distinct from a.ll the other 
religions of the world. The first demand the Chrirtian re- 
ligion makes of a man is that he think right. This is the 
first essential of salvation. A man must think right to have 
a proper conception of the nature and character of God. 

The gods of the heathen are gods conceived by the 
minds of sinful men and have therefore no uplifting power 
over those who worship them ; but the whole tendency of 
their worship has a debasing and degrading influence over 
them and their immoral condition at once becomes appar- 

The God of the Christian is a God of righteousness and 
makes no compromise with sin. This righteouness of God 
■\vas more fully revealed to the -(A'orld through Jesu^ Christ 
our Lord who lived the perfect life among men — "Be ye 
perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect." God is 
a spiiit and those that worship him must worship him in 
spirit and in truth. When a man do(?s that he imbibes the 
spirit of God and becomes partaker of his divine nature. 

Whenever therefore the world is mlling to do this the 
complex problems of the nations and of human life are 

There are too many other gods that get homage even 
among people who live in the so-called Cliristian nations. 

The god of gold, the god of pleasure and the god -A 

The history of the nations proves that when these ;;■■'■' 
take the pre-eminence civilization collapses and the nations 
totter and fall. How sad it is to think that at this time 
when the nations of the world are struggling to recover- 
f]'om the greatest war this world has ever known, that the 
nations are preparing for another war — not satisfied with 
the experience of the past. The lesson taught the nations is 
not sufficient. The destruction of human life must continue. 
.^11 that art and science and literature have produced must 
be sacrificed on the shrine of the god of war. 

How different it would he if men -would worship the 
God of loA'e. Did' not the Savior of men come to bring peace 

on earth and good will toward men? Why not imbibe his 
spirit and follow the example of his life % 

Why not spend the money to feed the hungry and 
clothe the naked and bring joy to the world, instead of 
spending it for battleships and standing armies and weap- 
ons for the destruction of the race? 

Why should not all nations follow the examijle of the 
Good Samaritan and bind up each other's wounds and help 
each other in the struggle for existence? 

The God revealed through Jesus Christ is a God of love, 
a God of mercy and a God of compassion and whenever the 
■world will worship this God in spirit and in tinith the prob- 
lems of the race will be solved and this earth will be a par- 
adise for people in which to live. 

Muneie, Indiana. 

Just an Incident 

By Belle M. Ewing 

I had been working in the office with Dell for several 
\\eeks. Slie had noticed that I spent all my intermissions 
studjdng my Sunday school lessons. This provided lier with 
the occasion for great sport and merry making. 

But one day she asked me what the lesson I was study- 
ing was about. I told her it was about the rich man and 
Lazarus. Would she like to hear the story? 

As no one else was near she answered. Yes. 

She listened -with breathless interest until I told of the 
great gulf that separated Dives in hell from Lazaa'us in 
Abraham's bosom. When she exclaimed, "Oh! I wonder 
A\hich side of that gulf I'll be on!" 

' ' It is altogether up to you, Dell. It is simply a matter 
of accepting or rejecting the salvation which our Savior is 
always reaching out to you," I replied. 

"Well," she answei-ed, "I want to be on the side where 
my friends are." 

"Fiiends! Dell," I said, "there is no such tiring as 
friends in hell. There is nothing there but hate and fury 
?ud anger and rage. Tearing one another mth nails and 
gnashing with teeth. No, Dell. Neither love nor friend- 
ship is there. 

"I v.ais an eye-witness once to an incident which gives 
a faint conception of what hell is like. Mr. E. had exca- 
A^ated for a cistern. It was unfinished over Sunday. As we 
Avalkcd aromid towaixl the close of the day we looked into 
the excavation, and there a mother and t^vo half-grown rats 
had fallen in. At sight of us they put forth every effort 
to escape from that hole, leaping high up the sides but the 
fresh d!ug earth would not hold and they only fell back. 

"After repeated failures to climb out, the impotent 
fury and rage of that mother rat was terrible to see. She 
pounced first \ipon one of the young rats and killed it, and 
then upon the other and killed it. But this did not appease 
her fury foi" she flew upon the dead body of the first one 
and literally shook and tore it to pieces. Oh! there will be 
weeping and gnashing of teeth in hell because they can not 
escape its torment." 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Sometimes a Christian on the Sabbath has to choose 
between God and an automobile. 

Into the heart of humanity at the beginning of con- 
sciousness were the two words "ought" and "ought not" 
and these were the voice of conscience. 



JANUARY 21, 1925 


The Business as a Business 

By Dr. E. M. Cobb 

Text — "Occupy till I come." Luke 19:13 

This "Kingdom Business' had been organized for a long 
time (Matt. 25:34. Look it up, and see how long the ar- 
rangements had been made. It is a gigantic enterprise. In 
comprehensible ! The promoter had m.ade a personal journey 
to the earth to complete the details, and more especially the 
intricate and delicate matters of supei'vision. That is M-hnt 
makes a business go — the management. A good genera is a 
good general only when he has the wisdom and powei' to 
choose his lieutenants who are faithful and loyal in the ex- 
ecution of his orders. That's the "Why" of this parable. 

The genei'al promoter started an experimental fai-uL 
(Not so far as he was concerned — ") rather a training school, 
to develop and discover talent 
and ability as executives from 
among those who might apply 
and train. He has made it 
plain that when he returns 
with his kingdom that his 
trained executives will be 
given certain numbers of cit. 
ies or a kingdom, etc., as their 
several ability justifies. When 
that Kingdom becomes tin; 
world power or chief nation 
there mil be numberless ex- 
ecutive positions for Ms lieu- 
tenants ; hence the command, 
'Occupy Till I come." He 
has left uistructions that hif» 
message be declared to every 
ureature, so that no man can 
say that he has not had an ap- 
plication blank from: the em- 
ployment bureau. He said, 
"go and disciple all nations," 
that is, train them for the 
^reat enterprise, for from 
among them ^\^ll be chosen 
kings, priests, heirs, jonu 
heirs, rulers, who must offi- 
ciate in this super-Kingdom. 

This big business should ap- 
peal to every real man. Here 
are a few reasons why the 
plan should appeal to men of 
brains : 


That's the highest author- 1 
ity. No chance for failure. 
It is a government proposi- 
tion. It's legal; it's sound; it's safe; it's sure to go: "AW 
power in heaven and in earth is given unto me-" Can't get 
back of that. Unlimited resource. Greater than the united 
clearing honse of the world'. Greater than all the rulers, 
magnates, commandants, potentates of the universe. Am- 
li;i:--sadors of all countries have some authority and ]30W( i'. 
but these representatives are all decorated with badges and 
medals of great power and authority from this great Com- 
raander. In war there is always a question as to the idtimate 
winner ; in this conflict, not so. AVe know now that the 
victory will be ours — but it't sound much like that 
sometimes when we hear the wail of the modern reformer 
after a civic collapse. The word of this Commander cannot 
return empty. It is iDonnd to A^^n — Romans 8 :31. 

Our Worship Program 

THE POWER OF THE G08PEL— Eom. 1:8-17. 
Pray that in your own life daily may be demonstrated 
all the wonderful transforming po\Yer of the Gospel. 



Pray that you may be ready and willing to take the 
bread broken and blessed at the hands of the Master 
and distribute it to the hungiy multitudes. 


MID-WEEK PEAYEi;. S]-:in']( 'E— Use the Scripture 
printed under "Our Devotional." If you cannot attend 
the church pnayer service, invite friends to join in a 
prayer meeting- in your home, asking one person to read 
the scripture, another to read the "Meditation" and 
others to pray. 


WISDOM'S WAENING— Prov, 1:20-33. 

Pray that your heart may hear and lieed God's wisdom. 

SOLOMON'S WISE CHOICE— 1 Kings 3:5-1.5. 
Pray for an understanding heart to discern between 
the good nnd bad that seek a place in your life. 


A CLEAN HEART— Psalm 51:1-12. 

Pray for a pure mind, liolv affections and love for the 
things of God. 


KEEP GOD'S DAY HOLY— Use the text of the sermon 
published herewith for your meditation. If impossible to 
attend church worship, invite some neighbors to join iff 
worship in your home, asking one to road the scripture, 
others to offer prayer and another to read the sermon. 
Have .younger members of the group to sit together to 
load the singing.— G. S. B. 


It involves human souls. Many a corporation handles 
very precious wares. How guarded are the gold and dia- 
mond mines of the world? How heavily officials are bonded 
when loaded with a responsibility in the business affairs of 
tlie cosmos ! Our merchandising is so far above these tan- 
gible goods that there is no basis of comparison at all. The 
nearest Jesus could come to a basis of comparison was that 
even one soui was worth more than the whole world. I do 
not know how much more, or Mdiether one is worth more 
than another, Ijut I do knoM' that this traffic in human souls 
IS A VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS. It is the gravest re- 
sponsibility that can be imag- 
,o.i..^o-»<,<_„«^«^_«_o.««^o— ,.> ined. It also carries with it 
the very largfest opportunity. 
For instance, if a man had a 
cure for tuberculosis, or can- 
cer, or leprosy, and it was a 
REAL cure, permanent, last- 
ing, complete, infallible, cheap 
— Avithin the reach of the poor 
— why that man fl^ould require 
the largest office in the world, 
the largest staff of executives, 
the strongest vaults, the most 
gigantic headquarters, and ac- 
commodations, for the sick, 
helpless, undone victims of 
the earth would fly, run, or 
crawl in myriads to the pos- 
sessor of such a medicament. 
He would be a millionaire over 
night. He would be the most 
popular man in the world. He 
would also be the busiest man. 
Well, now eveiyone who reads 
this line will admit that we 
have a much greater article 
for sale than the one pictured. 
This cure we have to place be- 
fore the public heals the soul 
— not of just those three 
dreaded diseases, but of S I N. 
And, it has had personal testi- 
monials for 2,000 years, of 
how millions have been saved 
by it. It has no after effects 
that are bad — all good. It is 
cheap: "Without money or 
price," Avithin the reach of all. 


er do yon kno-\v that the reason is that so many of the doc 
tors Avho are handling the cure, are afflicted mth the same 
disease as the unfortunate -sdctims to whom he ministers — 
T^NBELIEF. Wiy man, the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ 
SAVES to the uttennost. Dear fellow do you realize that 
this VITALIZER, the blood of the Lord is so precious, that 
he would not allow the angels to traffic in it at allf One of 
the chief angels was simply allowed to announce that the 
great physician was coming, but the real handling of the 
ju'escription was delegated to M E N not angels. Precious, 
precious Word of God that saves the souls of men. Just 

JANUARY 21, 1925 



think we possess the blood message that saves — what are we 
doing with it? Why? 


We need have no fear of results. Emmanuel. God 
with us. "LO! I am with you always, even unto the end of 
the world." The blood cannot fail. It cannot return void, 
in spite of the assaults of the enemy who sneer and call it 
"The Old Butcher House Religion." It's safe. We may go 
out weeping, but we will return with joy, bearing precious 


If we succeed financially, money brings cares and anx- 
ieties. Oh the taxes, the investments, the censures, the ha- 
tred, the fight between capital and labor, the dangerous an- 
arcliist. If we succeed politically, and rise to the top after 
a long and bloody fight, why then, "Uneasy lies the head 
that A\'ears the crown. ' ' If our aspirations or inspirations 
carry us to the top rung of the ladder educationally, then 
it is only a matter of some political boss ruthlessly drawing; 
his knife across your throat, and then the slow music. Prom- 
inence only brings adversaries, enemies, jealousies ; jjleasures 
enteitain, but they do not satisfy : but when your labors are 
rewarded with peeing souls come flocking home to the Sav- 
WORLD. It makes you happy. You KNOM^ that he gets 
salvation who comes, and you' get a reward. 


It is the highest calling kno"\ra to man, in spite of the 
pitiable beggarly mess some make of the presentation of it. 
It is age-long and world-wide. There are millions of cus- 
tomers. Real ones too. Open doors in, every clime. Room 
for the exercise of every gift known to man. There is no 
sense in any Christian saying there is nothing for him to 
do. It is called today. Now is the timie. It is urgent. One 
of these days he will call his ambassadors home before dip- 
lomatic relations are severed >\dth the old Cosmos and the 
wrath of God is poured out upon the world. The books are 
in the hands of the Great Promoter. He wants executives 
in tlie great entei-prise. Are you an applicant? Are you 
capable ? Can you be made so by training ? Get busy, broth- 
er and pray like a saint, work like a slave, fight like a tiger, 
and trust God. 

6223 Makee Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 


The Strength Sufficient 

By E. Mae Minnich 


The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my 
salvation; he is my God, and I will prepare him an habita- 
tion; my father's God, and T will exalt him (Ex, 15:2). 
Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, 
and his strength! is in the clouds. God, thou art terrible 
out of thy holy places, the God of Israel is he that givetli 
strength and power unto his people (Ps. 68 :34, 35). My flesh 
and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, 
and my portion forever (Ps. 73:26). The way of the Lord is 
strength to the upright : blut destruction shall be to the 
Avorkers of iniquity (Prov. 10:29). For thou hast been a 
strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, 
a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heart, when 
the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall 
(Is. 25 :4) . Trust ye in the Lord forever : for in the Lord 
Jehovah is everlasting strength (Is. 26:4). The Lord is 
good, a stronghold in the day of trouble ; and he knoweth 
them that trust in him (Nah- 1 :7) . He hath shewed strength 
■^^^h. his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagina- 
tion (of their hearts (Laike 1:51). Who are kept by the 

power of God through faith unto savation ready to be re- 
vealed in the last time (1 Pet. 1:5). Notwithstanding the 
Lord stood with me and strengthened me; that by me the 
preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles 
might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the 
lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil Avork, 
and wUl preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom : to whom 
be glory forever and ever (2 Timi. 4:17, 18). I can do all 
things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Phil. 4:13). 


The Bible abounds in exhortations to be strong: "Be 
strong and of good courage (Josh. 1:6). Be strong and quit 
yourselves like men (1 Sam.4 :9) . Be strong and of good cour- 
age; dread not nor be dismayed" (1 Chron. 22:13). Our 
God is infinitely strong; no force can "withstand him or balk 
his will. While his patience with the weak is immeasurable 
yet if we would be like him we wkist be strong. The work 
of Christ on Inunan lives is always towards strength. Take 
for example his OAvn disciples. They were ignorant fisher- 
men, full of faults, stumbling continually, but after three 
years of his companionship and instruction] were transform- 
ed into men of marvelous power. 

How can we be released from our weakness? "They 
that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength" (Lsa. 
40:31). The source of strength in any life must be God. It 
is only when we are co-workers with him that we are uncon 
querable- A diligent study of his precious Word is one of 
the best ways of gaining vigor for our inmost souls. 

A great many people are afraid to set out on a. Chris- 
tian life for fear they will not be faithful to the end. Paul's 
Avords should be a comfort for such: "Having therefore 
obtained the help that is' from God, I .stand unto this day" 
(Acts 26 :22) . God does not treat us as if we were holy and 
unf alien. "He remembereth that Ave are dti-st Ps. 103:14). 

"God is our refuge and strength a very present help in 
trouble" Ps. 46:1). There are many mistaken notions cur- 
rent as to hoAV God helps us. Some folks think Avhen they 
have a hard path to travel or sorroAv to endure, by calling 
on him they Avill be relieved of their trouble. But that is 
not his Avay of dealing with us. His puipose is not to make 
all things easy, but to make something of us- "Cast thy 
burden upon the Lord and he will sustain thee" (Ps. 55: 
22). The burden is ours to bear but God promises to sus- 
tain us as we carry it. His Avisdom A\dll not pei-mit us to 
escape pain and sacrifice today at the price of a better, truer 
life in the end. Hoav uuAvilling we are to reconcile ourselves 
to this truth. 

His strength is sufficient for o-ur daily tasks. "Be 
sti'ong all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and Avork 
" (ILag. 2-4). God never gives us a duty but that he means 
to help us. He ahvays giA'cs us strnegth enough and sense 
enough for Avhat he Avants us to do ; if we fail it is our oavii 
lack of earnestness. "Neither be ye giieved, for the joy of 
the Lord is your strength" (Neh. 8:10)- To be able for 
A'igorous service Ave must cultivate a joyful spirit. Of course, 
our gladness must be draAvn from the Avells of salvation, not 
from the pleasures of earth. AVhen Ave can sing Avith Divine 
joy at our OAvn toil Ave are in no danger of being overcome. 

IIoAv shall we resist the urgent assaults of the Evil One? 
"But God is faithful, who Avill not suffer you to be tempted 
alcove that ye are able ; but Avill AAdth the temptation also 
make a Avay to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" 
(1 Cor. 10:13). Watch and pray that ye enter not into 
temptation ; the spirit indeed is AAdlling, but the flesh is 
Aveak" (Matt. 26:41). To watch and pray ai-e surely A\dthin 
oui' poAver and by these means Ave are certain of getting 
divine strength. When Ave can Avithstand temptation we 
acquire a ucav abhorrence of CAdl also gain fresh faith in 
our Lord. "The Lord is my strength and my shield, my 
heart trnsteth in him, and I am heped'! (Ps. 28:7)- 

God is also sulficient for our physical infirmities. "Is 
any sick among you? let him call for the eldei-s. of the 
chui'ch; and let them pray OA-er him, anointing him Avith' oil 
in the name of the Lord : and the prayer of faith shall saA^e 

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JANUARY 21, 1925 

the sick and the Lord shall raise him up" (Jas. 5:14, 15). 
However he does not always answer our petitions by giving 
perfect health. For instance, Paul besought the Lord three 
times to remove the thorn in his flesh. Chi-ist had a full 
understanding and sympathy for that prayer. He himself 
had had his agony and prayed the Father thrice to remo^'(■ 
the cup of pain if possible. But many times our Keeper can 
get our attention or humble our pride in no other way than 
to permit suffering. He is always guarding our spiritual 
welfare and for that reason must deny many of our short- 
sighted' requests. His aruBwer to the Apostle should bo a 
consolation to us. "My grace is siifficient for thee: for my 
strength is made perfect in weakness-" Are we always as 
submissive as Paul? "Most gladly therefore will I rather 
glory in my iniinnities that the power of Christ may rest 
upon me" '(2 Cor. 12:9). 

If our hopes are finnly fixed on God we can calmly face 
the darkness of the future. "The Lord is my light and my 
salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of 
my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Ps. 27:1). "Trust ye 
in the Lord forever: for in the Lord JehoA-ah is everlasting 
strength" (Lsa. 26:4). 


Our heavenly Father, we rejoice that our strength is re- 
newed when we wait upon thee. Accept our gratitude for 
thy sustaining power and guidance in the various experi- 
nces of life. Help us to cling steadfastly to thee and patient- 
ly wait the disclosure of thy will. Foi'give our sins contin- 
ually. Tn Jesus' name- Amen. 

Ashland, Ohio. 





Ashland. OUo 

Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

(Lesson for February /) 

Lesson Theme: The Vine and t'he Brandies. 

Lesson Text: John 15:1-27. 

Golden Text: "He that abideth in me, and 
I in liim, the same beareth mueh fruit." John 

Devotional Reading: Psalm 119:0-16. 

Reference Passages: .Tohn l.'5:16; Gal. .5:16- 

Central Teaching: The fullest, happiest, 
most useful life is to be found in intimate, 
\ital fellowship with Jesus Christ. 

Historical Background: The teaching rc- 
eorJed here was delivered in the Upper Room 
afticr Christ has given the sigTial to the dis- 
ciples that it was time for them to depart 
for the journey across the Kidron. So full 
ivas his lieart that he could not refrain from 
giving the disciples this last fine message re- 
garding the indissoluble union which existed 
between himself and them. Rmiember that 
the hearts of the disciples are nearly broken 
in the presence of the calamity which they 
can now feel but as j'ot cannot see. 

The Lesson 

Lesson Outline: 

1. Christ's Ideal of life and service in him. 

.John 15:1-8. Christian discipleship is not a 
mechanical or formal manner of life, but 
Christ and his disciples are portrayed as an 
organism and one part cannot fail to func- 
tion without doing damage to the whole. 

2. The Christmas Charter of libetties^ 
.Tnhn 15:9-17. The guarantee is that we are 
not bond-slaves, bub friends. The bond-slave 
serves without any question as to the why 
and wherefore, but the friend (or associate) 
is made acquainted with the whole truth. 

3. The Christian's experience amid "the 
imgodly multitude." .John 15:18-27. The 
"world" (here used in the sense of "the \n<- 
godly multitude"") hated Christ and it will 
hate his followers. 

Amid the sorrow caused by Jesus' previous 
words the company of twelve men prepare to 
take their departure from the Upper Room. 

The darkness of the Syrian night is not more 
dense than the anguish and sense of loss that 
has begun to burden their own iLearts. Why 
must the pain come thus when they had so 
lately listened to the plaudits of an admiring 
populace? The problem of pain is always a 
mj'stery, and we will be wise to learn Jesus' 
method of handling the problem. He is not 
concerned with explaining the problem, but 
he is most vitally concerned in seeing that 
his own are fortified against pain when it 
comes. So amid the general gloom that has 
beset the disciples over the news of Jesus' 
coming departure, the Master stresses again 
and again the fact that they can never be 
separated from him. 

The allegory of the Vine and the Branches 
stresses this fact in a very striking way. The 
Vine may be full of life and energy but if 
the Vine is to be producti\e it must have 
branches. Hence .Jesus shows the disciples 
that the union that e.\ists between himself 
and them is a vital organic union in which 
one will suffer loss without the other. The 
Vine and its branches form a living unit — 
and one part is equally useless without the 

Unproductiveness on the part of any branch 
will demand the attention of the Husband- 
man, and the fault may be corrected in many 
ways. The pruning knife is not a favorite 
method with the Alwighty. but .le wil' use it 
in case of necessity. He is patient and hope- 
ful and looks for the best. 

.Jesus makes no statement in the allegon' 
as to how the branches came into the vine in 
this case, but it is not far fetched to recall 
the methods used in grafting branches into the 
main stalk. The stallk is cut to its very heart 
SI) that the sap carrying vessels are exposed. 
The branch to be gi-afted in is then treatekl 
in like manner. The two vital parts are then 
joined together and the incision is then pro- 
tected with clay, pitch, or wax to keep air 
and water out and make possible the branch 
really abiding in the vine,. Christ in his suf- 

ferings and death certainly laid open his own 
great life to the very core and must we as 
branches refuse on our part to be willing to 
have our lives laid bare to the cutting instru- 
ments so that vital union with Christ may 

The fruit-bearing is progressive. "IVuit," 
"more fruit," "much fruit." So Ghristiaji 
service should be a. growing experience with 
us. The whole allegory is concerned with ser- 
vice, not with salvation, and the various fig- 
ures — Or rather parts of the figure — dare not 
be pressed too far. Bnt this fact is certain, 
Aiz., that the Husbandman has a right to ejc- 
pect full luscious fruit, and not a few gnarly 
berries from those Who form part of a wen- 
derfully productive vine. The thought should 
make us mighty careful as to how we weigh 
our responsibilities toward Christ and his ser- 
vice. , 

The latter part of the 15th Chapter of 
.John Which is really part of this lesson has 
to do with two other aspects of our experi- 
ence in Christ. Verses 9-17 deal with two 
great word.s — Love and Friends. Eajch is wor- 
thy of a whole lesson alone. But one grand 
thought comes to us as we read the section 
and that is that the Christian has here his 
charter of liberty. We are not standing in 
relation to Christ that bond-slaves stand in 
relation to their masters. The slave does as 
he is told, -ndthout a question. This attitude 
of mind would make us mereh- automatons in 
the world with ignorance our portion here 
and hopelessness our portion hereafter. Christ 
changes the picture entirely here for he calls 
us his Friends, or associates, to whom has 
been committed the fulness of knowledge. 
This gives us an active interest in all his af- 
fairs and reaUy puts us in position as free- 
men in Christ Jesus. 

The lesson from verses 18-27 manifests the 
Christian's experience in the present world. 
The term world here is "cosmos" used in the 
sense of "the ungodly multitude." This mul- 
titude hated Christ and it will hate all true 
followers of Christ for it cannot understand 
either him or them. Persecutions will follow, 
but the Christian is to understand that the 
hati-ed is not leveled at him but it is leveled 
(Continued on pa^e IB) 

JANUARY 21, 1925 


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J. A. OABBES, Prestdent 

Hennan Koontz, Associate 

Asliland, OUo. 

Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in The Angelus by Fred C. Vanator.) 


General Secretary 

Canton, Ohio 

Our Goal: A Christian Endeavor Society in Every Church 

By Hermon W. Koontz, Associate President, Ashland, Ohio 

An army woud not long keep up a victorious 
march if its ever thinning ranks were not 
kept intact by new recruits. A church cannot 
long expect to progress that does not have a 
strong group of young people to fill vacant 

Another necessary requisite for a progres- 
sive church is to fill the many vacancies with 
men and women who have previously been 
trained and aire ready to respond upon a sud- 
den and immediate call. If the influx of the 
now recruits must necessarily retard growth 
until they are acquainted with the work 
one can very readily see how progress will 

Christian Endeavor has a two fold purpose. 
First, it is a means of helping one to find 
himself. Second, it is a preparation school 
for service. 

It is a recognized fact that j-oung life is 
active. The child is ever bubbling over with 
an uncontrolled enthusiasm. The youth is 
ever on the go in an endeavor to do and to 
become. Unless this enthusiasm is guided 
and directed by the best influences, it may 
lead the young man or woman into the by- 
ways of sinful conduct. The Christian En- 
deavor Society is one means of influencing 
the youth. It gives to each one a work that 
challenges the very best he can give. He 
likes a hard task for it gives to him the op- 
portunity of overcoming. He becomes an ac- 
tive worker and thus throws his efforts and 
influence upon the side of ngfht. He has been 
won because Christian Endeavor has opened a 
way for him to expend the natural youth en- 

What are some of the challenges presented 
him? Here the first attempt is made to speak 
or pray before the public. Here is an organ- 
ization that rises or falls according to the 
efforts put into the work. You see that with 
these responsibilities placed upon the shoul- 
ders of the young thev are prepared to take 
hold of that greater service in their church 
or in any of God's great fields of endeavor. 
In G-od's great harvest field there is a need 
for more Who are adequately equipped to 
serve. This is one means of preparing this 
army of Christian soldiers for service. 

The value of a C. E. Society in your church 
<"annot be estimated. Some time ago a cer- 
tain individual remarking how much the 
young people of the church were taking an 
active part in praying, singing, and speaking 
Ijefore the public said, "In my daj' there 
were no organizations giving us the chance 
to learn how. Now it is impossible for me 
to go ahead as these young people are do- 
ing." Eecently a college president in a talk- 
to a group of young men remarked that the 
C E. society in the little eountiy church of 
his boyhood days furnished the inspiration 
that sent him through college to prepare for 

Our goal is a Christian Endeavor iSociety 
in every Brethren church. If you do not have 
such an organization do not continue leaving 
your young people grow up without getting 
this wonderful opportunity to prepai'e for 
service. Organize now, the future will be too 
late to benefit some who need this training 

Christian Endeavorers Listen!! 

By Homer Kent, National Quiet 
Hour Superintendent, Ashland, O. 

Another challenge to our loyalty to Chris- 
tian Endeavor faces us! What shall we do 
with it? The week, January 25th to February 
1st, inclusive has been set apart by the 
United Society of Christian Endeavor as "C. 
E. Week." It ought to be a high water 
mark for us in our work. It should prove to 
be a season of rich blessing and mountain 
top experiences, a time of inspiration and 
vision. It will be such only on the condition 
that we put forth an earnest effort to make 
it so, and the best way to make it the season 
of refreshing that it ought to be is to place 
such emphasis on the keeping of the Quiet 

(Continued on pagre 14) 


By Ida G. Weaver 

Following Jesus in Bible Study 

( Topic for February t) 

I wonder just how much poorer you and I 
would be had we not the Bible? I'm afraid 
that not even all our other reading matter, 
such as books, magazines and pamphlets could 
supply us with the knowledge we need to 
rightly live and use our time. No, I'm afraid! 
there would be something lacking. 

For just what is the Bible? Is it only a 
group of bound Sheets of paper with written 
words upon their surfaces? Is it only a rec- 
ord of wars and journeys, of battles between 
mere men and giants. Or is it a beautiful 
collection of wonderful stories of such heroes 
as Daniel. David, Saul and .lonathan, of Paul, 
of Maiy, the mother of Jesus, Euth and Es- 
ther? But perhaps after all you wonder why 
I mention those names — when there is one 
personage who outranks them all. Yes, it is 
Jesus. And it is because we love to learn aii'l 
understand how the people lived thousand^ 
and thousands of years ago; of the beautiful 
friendship of Jonathan and Saul; of the 
beautiful boy-story of David, and of the glor- 
ious life of Jesus on our earth .that ^^e wish 
to study and read the Bible. Isnt that the 

reason you ask your mother to read to you, 
over and oa or, those stories you have learned 
so well in Sunday school and Christian En- 

(Somewhere in the New Testament Jesus 
says: "If ye love me, keep my command- 
ments." Let us see just what he meant 
when he gave us this statement. 

In the first pjaice, we cannot love anyone 
Whom we have never seen or have never read 
about. That is phj'sically impossible — for 
even in your little friendships you love those 
wtih whom you are closest associated, and 
with whom you are closest associated, and 
we cannot love .Jesus unless we read about 
him. So our first requisite of Bible-study will 
be to read one story, or parable, or proverb 
each day. And if we cannot understand them 
— we can go to our parents and they will help 
us; or why not bring your questions to Chris- 
tian Endeavor and have them explained there 
— so everyone may share them? I think that 
would be a fine thing to do — for remember 
.Jesus don't want you to be selfish with your 
best thoughts and hide them — but he wants 
you to share them with every other boy and 
girl, everywhere. 

You children like to 'dress up like grown 
men and women do you not? So why cannot 
you dramatize some of the stories you like 
best in Sunday school or C. E.? I think that 
would be splendid. Let's see — there's the 
story of Moses, of Abraham, of David playing 
his harp before King Saul, and many others. 
And you love them most when you can see 
them played in colors before you — or when 
you yourselves can do the acting and speak- 
ing. So why not ask your superintendent for 
the privilege? I'm certain she will be glad 
to help you. 

And the last way which I shall mention for 
you to study the Bible, is through the mem- 
orizing of Scripture verses. If you would 
only memorize one a day — just think — in a 
year's time you would know three hundred 
and sixty-five and have them ready on the tip 
of your tong-ue to give them whenever and 
wherever called upon. Wouldn't that astonish 
your mother and father though — for (let me 
tell you a secret) then you would be able to 
beat them in a contest! Wouldnt' that be 
fun — and then I'll bet they would soon get 
to work and memorize some more too. Don 't 
yo\i think so? 

So in conclusion, let 's resolve to read our 
Bible every day — to memorize one verse 
every day and if we can to take some part 
in the real dramatization of a story we love 

"I have hidden thy word in my 'heart, that 
I may not sin against thee. ' ' 
Jl., .Tan. 26. Reaiding the Word, Acts 17:11. 
T., Jan. 27. Obeying the Word, Matt. 7:24-27. 
W., .Tan. 38. Memorizing the Word, Ps. 119: 

'T., Jan. 29. Sowing the Word, Ps. 19:8-10. 
F., Jan. 30. Reverencing the Word, Eev. 22:19. 
S., Jan. 31. Keeping the Word, John 14,15. 

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JANUARY 21, 1925 


Ankenytown, Ohio 

1924 lias passed and t'he brotherhood may 
Vju glad to hear from us again, but ho that 
as it may we will make a short report. Late 
in 1923 we had a veiy successful revival ser- 
vice. At least more interest was manifested 
tluiii in iiiry previous time during my pastorate 
here. Naturally the good effects of this 
meeting carried into the year just past and 
helped us much in the early part of the yeax. 
* We have one difficulty at Ankenytown which 
is especially annoying. MUD ROADS, — and 
there were plenty of them this spring early. 
With the backward spring the members who 
are farmers found themselves especially busy 
dui'ing the late spring and early summer. We 
fear there was a tremendous temptation 
sometimes to get some of the second things 
first. During the summer and fall we have 
been harrassed by much sickness and not a 
few deaths among the leading families of the 
church. We had 'hoped that throug'h the fall 
with special effort in a special meeting we 
might "Come back," The Gospel Team from 
the College, consisting of McAdoo, Tabor, 
Humberd, and Grees came to help us. The 
community responded in a wonderful waj' and 
we had record crowds. Thank you, TEAM. 
We continued a two weeks' meeting after the 
Team left, and the natural elements arrayed 
against us until even the chorister who assist- 
ed us so efficiently last year was not able to 
come to a single service. Our meeting, conse- 
quently was far from as successful as we had 
anticipated. But now "Be Done" ye tale of 

WE WILL WIN. We have 12.5 members 
who are active and interested. About .30 of 
those are young people who are the equal to 
young people anywhere and are Brethren. 
During the last year the buildings have been 
partly painted and will be completed in the 
.spring and many otiher necessary and helpful 
things have been done. For the new year 
many things are to be done. The Sunday 
school is proceeding with successful plans, in 
the early summer we plan a revival service, 
roads then will not hinder, the people are 
anxiously awaiting, and God will richly bless. 
We arc eai'nest and honest in our belief that 
although this year may not have been all that 
we had hoped, 1925 may find us richly blessed. 

Mansfield, Ohio 

JUrs. Barnard and I ha\ e now lircn in th<' 
leadership on this iiekl for a year and 2 
months Wc have not made a special report 
of the field here before this because we de- 
sired that we might know whereof wo speak, 
and not beat the empty air. 

Before I came here I had often heard that 
the Mansfield folks were a bunch of quitters, 
and that for this reason the work was 
doomed. I am now convinced that this church 
is far, far more "sinned against than sin- 
ning." They are not quitters, — true, when 
I came here there was black discouragement, 
and there is still far too little optimi.<!m. But 
I am sure that even a large well-organized 

church would be in no better condition, had 
they suffered the things the Mansfield Breth- 
ren have suffered. Mansfield's present condi- 
tion, I earnestly believe, is the result of ex- 
periments too often by other than Mansfield 

With this explanation may I say we are 
progressing slowly, but surely. Sunday school 
with the new year is taking on new life. A 
group of almost 30 children are enroled in a 
Saturday meeting patterned after Vacation 
Bible School work. The church's finances look 
Ijright. The W. M. iS. is carrying one-fifth 
of the load for 1925. The church is finding a 


(If we should substitute the word "Evan- 
gelist" for "Advocate" in the following 
title, for how many would it be true? And 
could we use the word "Brethren" instead 
of "Methodist" and read truly concerning 
the attitude of many of our number? We are 
just wondering.) 

Please Stop My Advocate 

We Methodists arc curious folks^ 

riio ^[utts ;uhl .Tclfs ue rush to buy; 
Ifi'iK, nil their funuygraphs and jokes, 

And let our own Church papers die. 
For Sunday scandal slieets we jump, 

We laugh at stuff that's old and stale; 

And let the Church press wane and fail. 

For Jiggs and Doodads bonehead play. 
And other brands of junk and trash, 

\\'e throw our sui'plns coin away. 

And let our own church papers smash. 

If in each issue handed out, 

Immoriil divorce or drinking bout 

Tlion for sucli (lopo inir cash we'd blow. 

But when we find no obscene view s. 

No page of colored comic stuff; 
And nothing but the worthwhile news, 

We call the editor a bluff. 
Be fair, you Methodists, be fair, 

And help your own church paper live; 
^oiiil )ii a suli and get your share 

Of all the good thing's it can give. 

— D. M. Robins, in Michigan Christian Ad- 

iiiorr prominent place in the community. In 
the very opening days of 1924 there was a 
revival service in which 4 made the good con- 
fession and are still faithful. Wc are noAv 
jilanning nn evangelistic ser-sice to culminato 
about the Easter season. We co\et the j^ray- 
ers of interested Christians everywhere that 
this service and the work here may be a glory 
and an honor to the Christ. 

Gretna, Ohio 
Responding to the call of the church and 
Pastor, Rev. L. R. Bradfield we began a series 
of special services Monday evening, Novem- 
ber 10th. May I say first that the Gretna 
congregation consists of very fine spirited 

(hiistian families. The first week wo took 
lodging with the "Neers" and the second 
week with the ' ' Hudsons. " We spent the days 
in the pleasant associations of the other fam- 
ilies of the church. Duryig the two weeks 
we visited almost 60 homes and found many, 
far too many, who were away from Christ 
and knew they should not be. Attendance 
was very low for the first week, the first 
Sunday being our first good day. The second 
week the meetings were some better attended 
but still far from satisfactory, especially 
until the vei-y last days. Of course, two 
weeks is too short a time for any meeting, 
and we could not stay longer. If I were to 
suggest any one thing to the Gretna clurch, 
and incidentally to others also, it would be 
' ' Begin work at the beginning rather than 
near the close." I say this realizing that 
many families were faithful from the begin- 

The effort was blessied of God. Two, a fine 
little girl, and a young man of great promise 
made the good confession; Many others, by 
their own word, are much nearer the Kingdom 
than before. May Christ be praised. 

I find the Pastor, Brother Bradfield, to be 
well liked, and doing efficient work; most 
efficient, considering the fact that he is pas- 
tor of two churches, teacher in Ashland Col- 
lege, and student in the College. May those 
wlio read this join with me in an earnest pe- 
tition that pastor and people at Gretna may 
labor together that these who are so near may 
outer into the fold to be blessed and a bless- 
ing. Fraternally, 


Los Angeles, California 

The First Brethren church of Los Angeles, 
California, met for the Annual Business Meet- 
ing on New Years Day at 3 o'clock. The 
juembersfhip was very well represented con.sid- 
ering the amount of sickness among us. This 
is as it should be, for there is no other service 
more important, unless it is the Communion 
service for the business meeting is the instru- 
in(.'nt by which the pulse of the church is 
taken with wonderful accuracy. We aro glad 
to report a normal condition — a healthy body. 

At this meeting we "sum up" the work o,f 
the year, as well as plan for future service. 
and we must acknowdedge that the year 1924 
has been a good year, a wonderful year — the 
conclusion that must necessarily follow, any 
time we stop a moment and honestly tiy to 
"Count our many blessings." The written 
reports from all the departments of our fuUy 
graded Bible school and the four organized 
(Christian Endeavor Societies — the Junior, In- 
termediate, Senior, and Alumni — were inter- 
esting and showed a decided growth. 

The First church enjoyed an experience in 
the year 1924 that will live in the hearts and 
minds of each individual member and, in a. 
way. it will be a "red-letter year — a banner 
year" — in the memory, as long as we live! 
This experience was the opportunity and 

JANUARY 21, 1925 



pri\ ilego of thro'sviug opcu our lioarts and thi' 
doors of our ehurch home to the Calvary 
Church of the Brethren during the eleven 
months they were building their new ehurch. 

' ' The anticipation of this experience was an 
alluring joy; its realization was the fullest 
fruition of that joy. The year 1924 will be a 
wonderful year in the history of both congre- 
gations and the iniiuence should be of nation- 
al interest and importance in the two so- 
called denominations. In all joint meetings 
we employed no executive powers to make 
such services possible, but it was upon the 
broad principles of LOVE that we moved, 
and our services together were like the con- 
fluence of two rivers when there is only one 
channel left in which to flow to the sea. The 
spirit of Christian fellowship began in the 
llfst service and remained with us during the 
entire eleven months, and now, as we remem- 
ber Kichter's lines, 'Memory is the only para- 
dise out of which we cannot be driven away,' 
we know ho was riglhtl 

When the day of parting came, the day of 
remembrance began, and God has added one 
more "Garden of Eden" to our lives in which 
we can walk ' ' in the cool of the day, ' ' while 
memory sits enthroned." (First Church 
Monthly Bulletin). 

In Novemoer, we had a w'eek of Fellowship 
meetings. Instead of the usual custom of 
having a visiting minister conduct the meet- 
ings a night was assigned to the pastor of 
the different Churches near enough to take 
part. Those responding were: 

Brother Baker of the Church of the Breth- 
ren, Brother E. M. Cobb, Second Church of 
Los Angeles, Brother Baum^an, Long Beach; 
Brother Broad, of Fillmore; Brother Tay, of 
La Vierne. 

The meetings were simply what tlie name 
implies, — a week of good fellowship, — and 
were intended to build up those within — a 
sort of re-consecration and get-together ser- 
vice, and as suoh, they accomplished their 
purpose. Of course it goes without saying, 
that the sinner was given his portion to do. 
The meetings closed with a soul-refreshing 
Communion service. Brother Cobb, of the Sec- 
ond Church officiating. 

Our beloved pastor, Brother N. W. Jen- 
nings, who has been called unanimously for 
six years, gave a good report, as he always 
does. His work is not confined to the home 
base by any means; he serves his turn every 
month at the Union Eescue Mission — with a 
visible result for the year at that place of 
fifty-five confessions of faith; God's eye alone 
can see how far-reaching this w^ork is. Broth- 
er Jennings is also doing w'hat he can among 
the Jews. 

But just as in ideal weather conditions it 
is not all sunshine but a wise mixture of 
sunshine and rain, so it is spiritually. To 
bring out the best that is within us, to round 
out our character fully, there must be a cer- 
tain amount of tribulation mixed with the 
joy. It is joy indeed "to sit together in 
heavenly places," with those of like precious 
faith and see souls born into the Kingdom, but 
w-hen we reach the place where we can thank 
the Christ-man for tribulations — we have 
traveled far in our Christmas experience. Anrl 
in fhe year 1924 just folded and tucked away 

in tile past, there has been myrrh as well as 
frankincense, for just now we remember with 
aching lieurts the true, tried and faithful 
ones whom God has called home. It is the 
All-wise mixture again, for even while our 
hearts are sad and sore, we also rejoice that 
they are with him who conquered the grave 
tor all tune. "For to live is Christ, iT-.t to die 
is gain. ' ' And then, the time is so short un- 
til we see them again. 

Our Christmas program gi\ en bj' the Bible 
school was the very best that has ever been 
given — which is saying a good deal, for the 
children from the Cradle EoU, up to and in- 
(duding the Intermediates, always entertain 
royally. On Sunday night, December 28 the 
choir gave a Christmas Musicale, every num- 
ber given being a praise offering to the Christ- 
child. I 

So the past year is already in the keeping 
of the Recording Angel but the ne\" Year, 
1925, lies before us. What are we going to 
do with it! 


3986 Woodlawn Ave., Los Angeles Califor- 


When we cleaned house October 1, 1923, we 
had 97 members left on the roll, and we 
prayed the Lord very definitely, that by the 
end of 1924, we might have t^iice that num- 
ber on the roll. On January 1, 1925 we held 
our annual council, and the rejjorts were jead, 
closing the year 1924, and after the additions 
by baptisms, relation and letter had been 
given, and the deaths, letters granted, and 
withdrawals had been subtracted, we JUST 
EXACTLY had 194. How's that J 

Again, when Elder Arthur Lynn of Dayton, 
came to us October first, 1924, to assist in 
the dedication of our new ehurch and sing 
during the evangelistic campaign, we pra.yed 
that we would use the baptistry every Sun- 
day night until the end of 1924; well, we did 
that Avith the exception of Christmas when 
we had to use it for the ' ' Manger ' ' in the 
pageant, but we had the applicants ready 
which were asked to wait a week; not only 
that but we used it the first night of 1925 
and have a list ready for next Sunday^ even- 
ing; and so now w'e are taking courage to 
ask the Lord that this quarter, may also be 
a "One Hundred Per cent" quarter. Praise 
the Lord. 

E. M. COBB, 
Pastor Second Brethren Church, 
Los Angeles, California. 


For an entire year it has been my privi- 
lege to write under the above title, but now 
we must shake hands with our old friend for 
six years as my next letter will be mailed, if 
the Lord will, beneath the Southern Cross. 
We think that the stars are brighter beneath 
the Southern Cross. I suppose that the drier 
atmosp'here permits a clearer vision. 

We are about to sail on the American Le- 
gion, of the United States Line, or Munson 
Line and hope to land in Buenos Aires by 
February 4th. There will be dear ones wait 
ing to meet us there, for our children in the 
Lord are very dear to us and we long to be 

with them to work with them once more. 

We have been separated from oiu' own 
children most of the time for four years past, 
but they have been within a day 's journey by 
ti-aiu at all times, while now we are putting 
seven thousand miles between us (except 
little Robert who is returiring with us) and 
that is harder to bear. But the Savior came 
farther than that to bring the glad tidings of 
savation to us and we are glad to do what 
we can to carry the news to others. 

The last days of our furlough were spent 
in Ashland and many indeed were the ex- 
pressions of brotherly love which w.u recei\ ed 
while there. We are deeply grateful to the 
brethren everywhere for the kind co-opera- 
tion we have e.xperienced during the entire 
year. Customs have changed some and town 
people do not invite, each one the other, to 
dine every Sunday, but there is certainly a 
good Brethren spirit of hospitality throughout 
the church and the spirit of unity does not 
seem to me to have been much impaired by 
the unfortunate misunderstanding over some 
questions of interpretation. I am convinced 
that a ten-days' prayer meeting together au.l 
a new enduement of the Holy Spirit would 
remoxe the personal feeling that has been the 
worst trouble, and then the difference in the- 
ology would be seen to be slight after all. 

I have been especially pleased to find that 
the atmosphere at Ashland College is so dom- 
inantly Christian. There are many schools in 
this country as well as in Argentina where 
this is not true, but at Ashland there is 
abundant opportunity for everyone to be 
active in Christian work, and if any student 
goes wrong it will be because he has deliber- 
ately chosen to go in that direction. I con- 
sider it a great advantage for the seminary 
to be eonnetced with the college, because thus 
the seminary students can have full advan- 
tage of the courses offered to the regular 
college students and also have a most impor- 
tant field in which to labor for souls. Any 
one who is not interested in winning his asso- 
ciates to Christ is not yet ready to be a for 
eign missionary. ITo my mind a seminary 
should be a tarrying place for power as well 
as a tarrying place for leanring, and a tarry- 
ing place for training in actual evangelistic 
and pastoral labors. 

I would have a course in practical work 
with full credit given to those Who do visit- 
ing and soulwinning under faculty or pastoral 
direction so that sueh work would not mean 
loss in credits or standing in school. Chris- 
tian .students in the college should thus help 
to evangelize all Ashland and help to build 
up a strong church in that city. There is 
room for several mission Sunday schools in 
the suburbs. 

I fear that I shall not be able to write so 
frequently when once in the work in Argen- 
tina, for with a little handful of workers for 
a district as large as the entire state of 
Ohio, there is always a call to be working at 
higih pressure, but we will try to write fre- 
quently. During the yesr while going from 
one town to another almost daily I have had 
many hours upon the trains and at the rail- 
way stations, which I have tried to improve 
by writing verses for children, and now that 
I am out of reach of any bricks that might 

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JANUARY 21. 1925 

be tliiowu, 1 lia\ c coiiscuted to Jet Brutlier 
Bacr have some of them for the Augel\is, and 
there are other things I wish to write when 
time permits. 

yister Nielsen Ih ivith tis and all is ready 
for sailing in a few hours. We know that 
the prayers of the praying people are "iv ith ns 
and in the help of those prayers we go for- 
ward with confidence. All reports indicate 
that missionary work as well as Jionie work 
is growing increasingly difficult, but the same 
Lord is with us all to help us to be true wit- 
nesses. May he bless you one ami all. 

Rio Ouarto, Argentina. C. F. YOIJER. 


The College opened as usual after the Hol- 
idays with all of the students back but a few. 
Some were delayed in coming, due to illness 
and accidents, but inside of a few days, I ex- 
pect all to be here. There will be some ten 
new ones at the beginning of the semester, 
February 2, among which will be a Japanese, 
Mr. Fujiwarha. 

Tlie Passing of Samuel Wilcox 
It was my sa/d duty to be present at the 
funeral of Samuel Wilcox, son of our Brother 
and Sister Ira G. Wilcox of Pittsburgh. Sam- 
uel was the president of the Senior class but 
was taken ill early in the fall. He went 
home' and after some months of suffering 
passed awaj'. It is a genuine pleasure to 
record the fact that in all my memory of the 
College, no more exemplary Christian geutle- 
nran was ever registered in the school. He 
was a three letter man in athletics, a member 
of the Gospel Teams, and a,n officer in the Y. 
M. C. A. His influence in all of these organ- 
izations was always for the right things. The 
College suffered a distinct loss in the passing 
of Sam Wilcox. Other notice of his funeral 
has been given elsewhere. 

Farewell for Brother and Sister Yoder 
It was a pleasure to have with us at inter- 
vals, Brother Yoder, w^hile his family made 
their home here, his two daughters being in 
(College. On Monday at the Ohapel hour im- 
pressive exercises were held, members of the 
Foreign Board, Dr. Miller and Professor De- 
Lozier, taking part. The pui-pose in holding 
the special services was to .show these two 
heroic missionaries our interest in them and 
also to impress students with the urgency of 
the call to missionary work. 

The Alumni Association throug'h its officers, 
Mrs. Puterbaugh, Mrs. Anspach, and Rev. 
Vanator, are getting out the Alumni Number 
of Ashland College Quarterly. It oug'lit to 
reach the mails very soon. 

We are already working on the new annual 
catalogue. We have not published one for 
over two years, but now the supply is ex- 
hausted and changes in the matter of edu- 
cation have been so many and so important 
that a new catalogue is desirable. 

Tlie Girls' Glee Club has fulfilled several 
engagements and with gTatifying success. It 
is now definitely settled that they will broad- 
cast from Chicago in April. Time and place 
to be announced. 

Mr. .John Myers, (A. B. Harvard) of Ash- 
land, has recently furnished money for the 
building of an especially constructed Radio 
for the College. It will serve the double pur- of demonstration in Physics and also be 
used for entertainment. 

The College recently decidedly defeated 
Ohio Northern University in basketball on 
their own floor. 

Our team defending the negative of the 
question relative to constructing a deep sea 
ivaterway from the Great Lakes to the St. 
Lawrence, defeated the Baldwin-Wallace team 
before the Kiwanis Club of Berea. While our 
home team defeated their team defending the 
negative side 'here at Ashland? ITwo victories. 
The negative team for Ashland was Messrs. 
John Miller and Arthur Petit. Affirmative, 
ilessrs. Allen Weber and Howard Lutz. 

Several of our Gospel Teams were out and 
did good service over the Holidays. I can not 
give the names or places at this time. 

Niae of our Y. M. C. A. men went by in- 
vitation to visit a nearby college Y. M. A. 
The college has a membership of over 700. 
Nineteen members were present, certainly a 
low per cent. At our last Y meeting we had 
51 present, some 40 per cent of the resident 
men enrolled in the school. Certainly by com- 
parison, our attendance was hig'h. 

The young people of the college and churcJi 
gave the usual Christmas cantata at the Sun- 
day evening service before the holidays. 

Professor DeLozier has recently moved into 
'his new home located on South Grant in a 
section that is newly added to the city. 

There is a piece of vacant land lying south 
of the College grounds and contigous to them 
wh.ich the College ought to own for future 
expansion. If any friend of the school has 
idle money, it would be a good investment to 
buy and hold this land. The investment is 
absolutely safe but the College has no funds 
which might be used for that purpose as En- 
dowment Funds may not be spent for such 
purposes. It would be well to communicate 
with me relative to this subject. 





By W. A. Gearhait, Home Mission Secretary. 

General Fiuid 

Rowena Donivan, Modesta. Cal, . .M ■$ 5.00 

Catherine Johnston, Corning, Ia.,..M 50.00 
Olive E. & Jennie M. Garber, Sa- 

pulpa, Okla., M 5.00 

Maiy A. Snyder, Glover Crap, W. 

Va., M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. I. Wesley Miller Goshen, 

Ind., M 10.00 

Mrs. Sarah Dl'olte, Helena Okla., . . 1.50 

W. M. S., Quicksburg, Va., M 10.00 

Juniors, Coueraaugh, Pa., 2.00 

Mrs. H. S. Enslow, Ottawa, Ivans.,. . 1.50 
Mrs. .T. L. Bowman, Mineral Point, 

Pa., , .1.00 

Elmer E .& Carrie M. Focht, Union 

City, Ind., M 10.00 

The Spiggles, Meadow Mills. Va... . M 5.00 

Susan Wyman, Sacramento, Cal 3.00 

Dr. M. M. Brubaker, Troy, O M 25.00 

Lydia Hites, West Salem, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. .T. Board, Parkersburg, 

W. Va., M 7.00 

Anna J. Leedy, Toledo, 1.00 

Bessie iSuman, Fairplay, Md M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. James Crockett, Mc- 

Clure, O M 3.00 

Ruth D. Leisner, Boyne, Mich., .... 2.00 

Anna A. Ruble, Blackwell, Okla., M 5.00 

Mary C. Schaible, University I'l., 

Nebr., M 10.00 

J. E. Mateer, Mosgrove, Pa., M 5.00 

Thomas Gibson, Bakersiield, Cal.,..M 5.00 

H. I. Bowman, S. Bernardino, Cal.,M 5.00 
M. W., Angeline & J. W. Eiken- 

berry, Kokomo, Ind., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Laudrey, Leban- 
on, O., M 10.00 

Etta Studebaker, Mulberry Grove, 

HI., M 5.00 

H. J. Riner, W. Alexandria, 0.,...M 10.00 

Hattie Loftman, Brookville, O., .... 2.00 

Mrs. C. A. Will, Rockwoodj Pa.,. .M 5.00 

Wm. H. Miller, Gap Mills, W. Va.,M 3.00 

H. S. Myers, Scottdale, Pa., M 5.00 

Mrs. W. A. Price, Nappanee, Ind.jM 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Millheisler, Eldor- 
ado,, Kan M 10.00 

Nancy Hansley, Cuyahoga Falls, O., 2.00 

Owen Turner, Baldwin City, Kan., . . 2.00 

Dubie Garrison, Pacific Grove, Cal. 1.50 
Mrs. Alexander Mack, Los Angeles, 

Cal., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Mitchell, Ridgely,' 

Md., M 15.00 

Nettie O'Neill Rockford, Van Etten, 

N. Y., M 5.00 

Br. Gh., Tiosa, Ind., 27.00 

Interest, i.81 

Mr. &) Mrs. Jacob Thomas, Mt. Etna, 

Iowa, M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Campbell, Ailine 

and Alice Leedy, Fremont, 0.,..M 10.00 
G. E. Society, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.,..M 5.00 
Wiley F. Whitted, Huerfano, Colo.,M 10.00 
Mrs. L. Belle Ham, Sapulpa; Okla., M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson'j. Buckland, Oak- 
land, Cal., M 25.00 

P. B- Goughnour, Johnstown, Pa.,^M 10.00 

Mrs. Ira Blough, Somerset, Pa.,..M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Carleton; Neb., . . 27.00 

Br. Ch., Carleton, Neb., W. M. iS.,. .M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Dayton, O, 25.50 

Perry Bowman, M 50.00 

B. F. Detrick, .M 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Riley 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Patterson, . .M 5.00 

Lewis Forsyth M 5.00 

N. A. Teeter, M 5.00 

0. W. Whitehead, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. P. M. Klepinger, . . . M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Macher, M 3.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. B. Shock, M 5.00 

D. W. Klepinger and Family,.. M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Oscar H. Lentz,..M 10.00 

Mrs. Edith R, Kem, M 5.00 

Friend 10.00 

Roy H. Kin.sey & Family, M 12.50 

Dr. & Mrs. E. W. Longnecker,. .M 25.00 

E. F. Klepinger and Family,... M 10.00 
Homp( Builders' Bible Class, ...M 25.00 
Orion E., Delia M. & Byron, B. 

Bo^^^, M 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ira A. Beeghlv. . . .M 5.00 

'Elizabeth Miller ." M 10.00 

Fred Eccard, M 10.00 

Flo B. Fogartv, M 2.50 

W. S. Bell, .." M 15.00 

W. Baker & Son, M 25.00 

Lillian Kauffman, M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Huette, M 5.00 

Mary C. Wenger, M 10.00 

Robert Riesinger M 10.00 

1. N. & Ed. Watson & family, M 5.00 

Ben Rhyon, M 5.00 

Bible School, 43.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. Ray Yount M 5 00 

J. M. Smith '. M 5.00 

Partial report total 518.40 

(To be continued). 

(Continued from page 11) 

Let us, therefore, determine now to make 
every day of this special week a day when 
we shall definitely pray for definite things. 
' ' And this is the confidence that we have in 
him. that if we ask anj-thing according to his 

JANUARY 21, 1925 


PAGE 15 

will Iip heareth us." The prosideuts a.nd tlio 
Quiet Hour superintendents of the local 
societies should impress tliis call to prayiur 
and devotion deeply upon the members of 
their societies. Suggestions of topics of 
prayer have been outined below wihieh may 
be followed throughout the days of "C. E. 
"Week." Eemember that "more things are 
wrought by prayer than this world dreams 
of" and a live Christian Endeavor society 
must be a praying society. 

Sunday. Pray for a spiritual awakening in 
our* church in order that we may meet square- 
ly and effectively the great opportunities at 
our doors. Be v. 2:1-4. 

Monday. Pray for a widening influence of 
C. E. work (locally and at large) John 15: 

Tuesday. Pray for the Home Mission work, 
especially that in Kentucky. Matt. 7:7-12. 
Remember that Christian Eudeavoi-ers are at 
work in Kentucky and need our prayers. 

Wednesday. Pray for our work in South 
America ■«''here the battle is hard against 
Eomanism and Atheism. Luke 10:1-2. It seems 
most opportune just now to emphasize this 
request inasmuch as Brother Yoder and his 
party will be on their way to the Argentine 
as we pray. Kemember especially in your 
prayers Miss Johanna Nielsen, a Christian (En- 
deaivorer, who will be on her way for the first 
time to carry the "Good News" to South 

Thursday. Pray for our work in Africa. 
Jo'hn 17:20-21. Remember that some of our 
best Endeavorers are over there and we ought 
to pray for them. God is wondrously blessing 
the work there. May we pray that the bless- 
ing may continue. 

Friday. Pray for our CoUege. James 1:5-7. 
The future of the church rests with the 
young people. Pray that they may be proper- 
ly fitted for the task to be entrusted to them. 

Saturday. Pray for volunteers for life ser- 
vice. Romans 12:1-2. 

Sunday. Pray for a more vital fiiendsliip 
with Jesus Christ on the part of those who 
already know him, and for a saving know- 
ledge of liim for those who do not know him. 
Phil. 3:10. 

Junior Christian Endeavor 

By Miss Doris Stout, National Sup- 
erintendent, Ashland, Ohio 

Dear Junior C. E. workers: 

The National Officers have set aside Sun- 
day afternoon, January 25, — the first day of 
Christian Endeavor Week, as the time for us 
to give our special program for or by the 
Juniors. Since we are especially anxious for 
the Juniors to be given a place in the Chris- 
tian Endeavor Week activities we are setting 
aside the very first day for you. So let us 
take advantage of this and start the week's 
program in a glomng fashion. The question 
that confronts you at this late date I presume 
is, What kind of a program can we plan? 

Why not make it a time to emphasize the 
importance of Junior C. E. A County or Dis- 
trict Junior Superintendent as the chief speak- 
er would add much to such a program. A 

few of the Senior Society could talk on such 
subjects as, ' ' What the Junior C. E. Did for 
Me, " or " The Future Senior Society, name- 
ly the Juniors. ' ' Special numbers, as read- 
ings, vocal or instramental selections, could be 
givou by the Juniors. 

A i^rogram given wholly by the Juniors 
would be great. This way the parents and 
the other Societies would be able to really eee 
wh-dt profitable work your Juniors are doing. 
At such a meeting would be a splendid time 
to give a demonstration of your Bible drills 
and memory work. The dramatization of 
some Bible storj'- would add to the meeting. 
If you are stressing Mission work you mig'ht 
dramatize some Japanese or Chinese mission- 
ary story and then, following it, serve tea and 
wafers in Oriental fashion. Too, a little 
playlet could be given by the Society. If 
sijecial features cannot be planned, just a 
regular Junior nreeting together with Senior 
speakers could be arranged. 

I hope these few suggestions may help you 
at least in some small way, as you arrange 
your program. There are some societies that 
I have not had reports from and I am eager 
to get in touch with every Society and learn 
just w'hat they are doing. I am wondering 
if every Society won't endeavor to plan this 
special meeting and then write and tell me 
all about it. Too, I wish to know about your 
work in a general way and of yoirr late ac- 
complishments and problems. 

I am ti-usting that all of our Junior So- 
cieties will take some special part in tire ob- 
servance of Christian Endeavor Week. Wish- 
ing you a successful program and an enjoy- 
able and helpful week in his Service. I am 
our servant in Junior Endeavor. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

work. The local superintendent of this de- 
partment might secure permission to make 
such ah appeal before the Sunday school dur- 
ing C. E. Week, emphasizing the duty of par- 
ents and adults in this direction. Every C. 
E. pastor could well afford to speak along 
this line, making a special appeal for life- 
work recruits. 


Stewardship Department 

By E. M. Riddle. Supt. of Steward- 
ship Dept. 


Christian Endeavor Week is near at hand. 
Every society should make the most of this 
opportunity. Since the last day of the week 
will be used to stress enrollment, there should 
be an earnest effort made to enroll Tithers 
and also Life-Work recruits. 

It seems to the Superintendent of this de- 
partment, that a big lesson for us to learn is, 
make reports. Every president, in urging his 
superintendents to enroll young people in some 
department of this work, should also require 
a i-eport to be sent to the superintendent. 
Christian Service cannot always be tabulated, 
but some things can be, and wiU be evidence 
that effort has been made in support of the 
cause at issue. Why can't Brethren En.ieav- 
orers report on this work? 

You talked and studied Stewardship dur- 
ing the month of November. Now give it 
one evening during Endeavor Week. Seek 
ihi, pastor's consent to have charge of mid- 
week service, at which time talk and pray 
about Stewardship, then enroll new members 
and finally report. One night or at least 
some time should be given in each society to 
stress Life-work decisions. Urge parents to 
talk to their children in the home about life- 

Intermediate Christian En- 
deavor Days 

By W. O. Nish 

Saturday, January 31st , Social Day 

If it is at all possible this should be in the 
form of an outdoor function. The weather 
permitting, here are a few suggestions. A 
HOT DOGS to top it off. SLEIGH RIDE 
with a certain destination where some EATS 
will be ready. These functions should be 
chaperoned by your society advisor or somje- 
one designated. 

In case the weather man is not with us 
on that day we will not give up but have a 
HARD TIMES PARTY in the church social 
rooms. Everyone coming in the oldest clothes 
possible. Have a large list of lively games 
prepared and natui-ally some EATS that are 
appropriate for such an occasion. Do not lim- 
it these social functions to your members 
only, but get all the young people possible in 
on them. 

Sunday, February 1st — Devotional Day. I. 
Intermediate C. E.'s have charge of the open- 
ing exercises of Sunday school. 2. Get the 
pastor to speak at the morning service on a 
Young People's Subject. Intermediate C. 
E's. usher and sit In a body at the service. 
3. Open house meeting at Intermediate C. E. 
meeting. Invite all. Topic for the meeting 
to be, "What Intermediate C. E. Stands 
Por." Strongest leader possible. Suggestions 
on topic: — Christian Charactei\ CLEAN 
PHYSICAL LIFE and Active Ser-vice 
Devotional Life. 

Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 10) 
directly at the Heavenly Father and his dear 
Son through him. However the business of 
the child of God is to hearken to the testi- 
mony of the Spirit of God and bear witness 
to his grace in the present evil world. As the 
Scripture manifests — this was the pre-eminent 
business of the disciples but the Scripture has 
never been broken so the torch has been 
handed to us today. 

The whole fifteenth chapter of John's Gos- 
pel is a vivid picture of the serviceable life 
,\ith the emphasis on the "Why" of service. 
We are expected to serve and be fruitful be- 
cause we are part of the True Vine. We must 
have a heart interest in that service because 
we face it as associates and friends of Christ. 
When persecutions come in service we should 
take heart kno-ning that the "servant is not 
greater than his Lord." Persecutions and 
hatreds attacked Jesus and we will fall heir 
to the same lot as we "follow in his train." 

PAGE 16 


JANUARY 21, 1925 


Says Dr. Massee, of Tremont, 'Temple, Boston 
1 might give many instances of answered 
prayer. 1 have selected this one as illustrat- 
ing a great opportunity. I had long wished 
to go to Europe for the educational and in- 
spirational effect of the trij). I believed that 
it would enlarge my vision, instruct my mind, 
and improve my ministry. But there was no 
prospect. I was working on a salary of $,1,- 
SOO a year, paying my own house rent in a 
city of 30,000 people and had a wife and four 
children. There was certainly no money even 
to contemplate a trip to Europe. Just at 
that time Dr. Samuel Chadwick of Leeds, 
England, came as my guest to preach in our 
city for ten days. One day he asked me if 
I was coming to England, to which I an- 
swered, ' ' I have a great desire to come but 
no prospect of coming. ' ' Then he said this 
to me, "Whatever desire the Ta'ther permits 
to live in the heart of one of his salnta he 
■will grant the fulfillment thereof. ' ' . That 
statement from a great preacher of God's 
Word made a profound impression upon my 
mind. I rested the matter of my going to 
Europe in the hands of my heavenly Father. 
Si.\ or eight months later I was away from 
home in another city when on Sunday after- 
noon I received a telegram from my church 
advising me that they had granted me three 
months' absence and provided the means for 
a ten weeks' trip through Europe. I have 
looked back to that experience as a t.ypica! 
one when a believing child of God rests his 
earnest desire on the Word of the Fath(U'. 

Real praying is but a prophecy of the will 
of God being fulfilled in the life of a believ- 

Dr. Massee utters strong words when he 
says: "Real praying is but a prophecy of the 

will of God being fulfilled in the life of the 
believer. " This is a sentence born to live 
and to lift many to a higher plane and .sp'here 
of prayer life. 

Surely and truly, more things are ' 'wrought 
by prayer than this world dreams of." 

AND EXPECTANTLY.— Broadcasting Pray- 

True copy of an advertisement on the 
church page of an Albany (New York) news- 
paper: "Subject of evening sermon, 'The 
Man Who Spoiled the Music' Stuart's Con- 
cert Band will assist." 



It isn't the preacher's flowery prayer 

Or the way the choir sings, 
Or the size of the coin your neighbor gives. 

Or the help your brother brings. 
It sin't the size of your favorite church. 

Or the cost of your favorite pew. 
Or the style of the clothes the members wear; 

For it isn't the church, it's you. 

It isn't the way the work is done, 

Or the way the money's spent, 
Or whether the gospel's all brought in, 

Or whether there's some that's sent. 
It isn't the kind of a creed they love. 

Or peculiar things they do, 
Or whether the doctrine suits your taste! 

Tor it isn't the church, it's you. 

ror a chain's as strong as tlie weakest link, 

And It breaks with a heavy load, 
But a church that's full of the links that pull 

Can level the roughest road. 
If you get in tune with the Master's will. 

With your heart and your labors too. 
You will love your church, though It has its 

For It sin't the diurch, It's you. 

— R. B. Newberry, In The Christian Herald. 


I can hold another evangelist meeting at 
any time, but preferably toward spring. Any 
one interested, may correspond with me at 
Flora, Indiana. B. T. BURN^VOETH. 


We often see in the EVANGELIST where 
churches are without a pastor and want one 
so badly evidently, and at the same time we 
know of brethren who are without a church, 
who arc fine pastors. I have an elder here 
in my church, who is of old Dunkard stock, 
and is about 50 years old, has taught in one 
of the Dunkard colleges, has held pastorates 
successfully, has an education, experience, and 
to my mind is a very much better preacher 
than a great many who are now holding pas- 
torates in the Brethren church. He has been 
a member of the Brethren church for four- 
teen years. He is a splendid Bible teacher, 
is teaching my Bible class now, and he is ab- 
solutely straig'ht theologically. I can and 
will most heartily recommend this brother, 
physically, morally, spiritually educatoinally, 
theologically and practically. He should be at 

Address me 6223 Makee Avenue, Los Ange- 
les, California. E. M. COBB, 

WHAT? - - Publication Day Offering 

WHEN? - ■ Sunday, January 25th 

WHO ? - Every Congregation and Every Member 

HOW MUCH ? - Eighteen Thousand Dollars 

To Pay for the Building 
Purchased Five Years A^o 


The BRETHREN EVANGELIST in Every Home and 
BRETHREN LITERATURE in Every SundaySchool 

13erlin, Pa. 


Who Organized the First Young Peo- 
ple's Society o£ Christian Endeav- 
or in Portland, Maine, 
Forty-Four Years Ago 




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I1oity-f our Years of Service — Editor, 

Strange But True — Editor, 

Editorial Eeview, 

The School Supplementing the Church and the Home- 

C. E. Bycrs, 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit (I)— L. G. Wood, 

Opportunities of a Teacher — Gertrude Lake, 

Jehovah He Is God— T. C. Lyon, 

Our Worship Program — Editor, 

The Inner Circle — Mrs. J. E. Laughlin 9 

Sunday School Notes — Edwin Boardman, 10 

Looking Forward — Quinter M. Lyon, 10 

White Gifts — Martin Shively, 10 

Importance of Bible Study — Gladys M. Spice 11 

Junior Notes — Ida Weaver, . . 11 

Among the Churches — O. D. Jobsou, 12 

News from the Field 12-16 

Memorial to Isaac Ross, 16 


Forty-Four Years of Service 

An institution that lives forty-four years must have something 
in it that is wirth while. That is Christiani Endeavor; for this Feb- 
ruary it celebrates its forty-fourth anniversarj'. An institution that 
after forty-four years is .stUl alive and vigorously active possesses 
something of permanent worth and contributes a ser\-ice that is 
indispensible. That is Christian Endeavor, for it was never more 
alive atnd aggressive than it is today. An institution that for forty- 
four years has experienced a constantly growing allegiance on the 
part of the Christian young people of the world and is still enlarging 
the borders of its influence must have a unique mission to fulfil, and 
is assured of continued life. That is Christian Endeavor, for it is 
not about to die; it is but in the prime of its life. Christian En- 
deavor and kindred organizations, of whatever name, have come 
to occupy a place in the church and in the work of Kingdom build- 
ing that is indispensible, and few churches will consent to go very 
long without some such an auxiliary. 

The first Christian Endeavor society was organized in Portland, 
Maine, February 2, 1881 by Kev. Francis E. Clark, as a means of 
caring for the large number of young people he had recently taken 
into his church. And so carefully and wisely was the organization 
effected that it has remained practically unchanged to this day. The 
same constitution adopted by that first society comes down to us 
with only slight modifications as the "model constitution," and its 
principles have never been changed, though they; have been adapted 
to new situations and new tasks. Such an institution came not 
merely by the wisdom of man but liy the providence of God, who 
was in this way answering the prayers of yearning pastors who 
were face to face with the problem of .saving and conserving the 
young people of their congregations. The churches had no provision 
for caring for the children and young people in those days, and con- 
sequently little effort was made to save them for Christ and bring 
them into the church. Dr. Clark, writing in "The Congregationalist " 
under date of August 24, 1881, said, "We heard an eloquent min- 
ister say the other day in the course of hi^ address, 'I do not dare 
to bring too many children into my church, not because I do not 
believe in their sincerity and piety and fitness for church member- 
ship, but because there is no( provision for their growth and nurture 
after they are in the church.' " One of the pressing problems of 
the day seems to be, he declared, "What shall we do with the chil- 

dren and young people of the church?" Having already undertaken 
to solve the problem for his own church and inquiries having begun 
to come in regarding this effort, he described his plan for the benefit 
it might be to others. Other pastors began to try it out and it 
spread rapidly. Conventions were soon being held in the interest of 
the new movement and its rapid growth continued until it is now 
found wherever t'he Gospel is preached. 

What are the secrets of the growth and power and vitality of 
this organization, that have enabled it to serve the church so well 
and that now gives it such promise of continued life and service? 
Fir,st, it centers the thoug'hts of young people definitely upon Jesua 
Christ to whom they are pledged to give allegiance and whom they 
are encouraged to trust for grace and power. The pledge begins, 
"Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength) I promise him." 
Thatf gives the organization the right and: sure foundation. It could 
not have gotten far nor endured long if it had not been based upon 
the Kock, Christ Jesus. Young people, as well as older, need such 
an anchor. Tliey know it. Nothing else will satisfy. And it ia 
because .Christian Endeavor meets young people on such a high plane, 
acknowledges their divine yearnings and connects them immediatelj' 
with the Source of all life and power, that it has been so widely 
appealing and has been adopted so universally as an integral part 
of the efficiently organized church, 

A second secret of its success and power is to be found in the 
means it offer.f for the culture of the spiritual life. The pledge ties 
young people up to the doing of certain definite things which nat- 
urally encourage the growth of the Christian life. They are things 
— none of them new, but often and repeatedly urged — so fundamental 
and so evidently essential to the life of every child of God that their 
promotion everywhere finds a welcome. Daily prayer and Bible 
reading, regular attendance upon and participation in religious 
services — these are the things upon which the soul grows and are 
as essential to a healthy Christian life as sunlight, moisture and soil 
are to the growing plant. It is because Christian Endeavor places 
the hand of consecration on young people and unites them in the 
doing of a few definite, obviously important things that make for 
growth in grace, that it has experienced .such wide and lasting favor 
as an auxiliary of the church. 

Another secret of Christian Endeavor's attractiveness and rec- 

■ A wnrth is the way in which it puts young liie to work in 
ognized ^°^*;L*;: J^^ ,p^.3 i3 accomplished through its comm>t- 
l" Ih^founS :f tMs organization recognized th. necessity of 
.Xitv U yountpeople were to be held to the church. And such 

activity IX youiio i'^.u]:' „„nr.lo hilt amonff people 

necessity obtains not alone -^^^ .^.^/^.^.^J,^^ "^^rh He who 
f oil no-PS Activity is an essential to lite ana ^rowiu 

(Conttaued on page 14) 


Strange But True 

Que of the seemingly most absurd statements in the world i. 
foun^in the New Testament. That --^^r^'i:;^ i^n t 
t t. find absurd things, not even seemingly absuia, m i-" 

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"°' STesTfounflrange that the one should be the servant 
of aTDoes it seem ^practical that service is the V^t^^-y^ 
fatness. It does, or at ^-st U has fo a , But .^is 

surprising, when one stops to f ^"7' f , ^\^;Xi it may seen, 
ciple has really entered into the life of t^^w^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ 

strange and impractical, but P^^^^ uP/^ J Jj^ ^^^ ,„^, to recog- 
advertisements and see how he ^us ^ess wo ^^^^^.^^ 

nize the truth of tl^e principl^^ J^the grel est in our line, because 

r -fetrres^src?' zz. o^^^rr -.— — -^, 

: ^asp the truth that the t „ gen.^^s.^^^^^ 

tes imagine th'ey have discovered --*^^;^^^-J' J^^thV w^^^ 
should look to the source of their newly ^«^°S";^^^. ^[."f^'.^^Ye heart 
.„d that it centered in God, wj^o^as sough to put it into the h^^^^ 

wdth God. 

Our readers wiU be greatly interested in the letter from Brother 
Orville Jobson,, who is visiting among the churches while on his 
furlough from work in Africa. His pei-manent address is Berlin 
Penn^lvania. where his wife, formerly Miss Charlotte HiUegas, and 
little daughter are making their home. 

Dr. Shi^■ely, treasurer of the National Sunday School Associa- 
tion, makes his second report of White Gift OfEeiing '-^-P^^ J^ 
response is proving to be good. If other schools, a^ yet -t heai^^ 

from, show up as favorably as those already reported, the goal i. 

likely to be fully reached. 

Brother B. H. Flora engages in his pastoral duties with as much 

vigor and zeal as a young man, and to make sure "^at h w^U be 

koDt entirely busy lie has taken on the pastorate of New Pans, 

Sana in additfon to Dai-win and Cambria, which he has bee. 

lerv'ng for several years. God bless these men who never grow old 

ill the service, 

Brother K. A. Buker has had occasion to greatly revise his m^ 
pression of the Brethren church at Campbell, Michigan, since taking 
charge of it, as he confesses. This is ti-uly a most loyal group of 
Brethren, as' they have proven themselves on --^ --^^^^f^ 
^e doubt not they will be led of Brother Duker into still larger 
things for God. 

Brother G. W. Kioizie, pastor of the New Lebanon Ohio church, 

^.as recently assisted in a campaign by Dr. Henry Ostrom of Chica 

wlose messages greatly strengthened and revived the church, 

nd resulted in :ight confessions of faith. Two others who canae 

after the ise of the two weeks' campaign, made ten additions to 

the church. 

Brother E. M. Kiddle reports a successful evangelistic campaign 
,. Uis own church at Bryan, Ohio, he 1^-self serving a^ ev-ge^s . 
One remarkable feature of the campaign, as Brother Eiddle inti 
mates in his letter and as he told the editor personally, was the most 
lofal support given by the membership. Prayer and personal work 
X n'a°ed in extensively and earnestly by the membership. 
s!u soils were added to the church by baptism and the -ngrega- 
Uon ..eatly stirred to activity. The successful building fund offei- 
!ng imlicates one laudable aim of this energetic people's activity. 

We are beoinning a very interesting serial story in THE ANGE- 
LUS^mdi dir of Februa^ 15, entitled "The Product of the Ex 
« • It is a story of intense interest and helpfulness to every 
"; of the family'and every age of the Sunday scho^ It is a 
.torv that every member of the modern home needs, ^o not far 
U, o'et the first chapter and you will not miss the rest. If youi 
s h^o is not taking "The Angelus", or if isolated and you are not 
: subscriber, this one story is worth much more than a year's sub- 

a «iaow a , ^ ^^^ ^j^^^j^i muscles 

the smile »P- >^- ^^ ^IZ.t from every church and locality 

last Sunday in February. 

We call the attention of our readers to the article on Sunday 

^chorpage by Brother Quinter M. Lyon, who is editor of our Sun- 
School page by H ^^^ .^ ^^ .^^^^.^^^ ^^ ^^^,^ 

Sday hor^lker. Under his leadership the Publishing Com- 

l endeavoring to give our schools the very best that the means 

':rhand make ; os^ible'and in this transition stage, this period o 

:Lerimen Son in Sunday school lessons, it is a good thing to hold 

'Zdy and support Jloy.llj as possible. The changes in Sun- 

ai; "hool literature are not of onr making; they a- fo-od upon 

Rut when our patrons become thoroughly acquainted with the 

But when our p convinced of its superiority 

i:Z oldtstn ;:,; Xh hL been discarded by the International 

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JANUARY 28, 1925 


How Can the School Supplement the Church and the Home in the 
Task of Religious Education? 

By Prof. C. Emory Byers 


The task of religious educaition is one of great impor- 
tance. Its importance seems to have grown with the years. 
Aa civilization becomes more and more complex religions 
education becomes more markedly one element among a 
great variety. It used to have the supreme place. But it 
has been pushed doA\ai step by step until I shall not attempt 
to classify it. 

The real place for religious education is in the home 
There is where it is most vital and far-reaching. Picture 
that home in Scotland to which the chikh-en come Avith 
their hard earned nickels tq be greeted with a loving smile 
from mother and the heartiest greeting from a sympathetic 
father. Here after the supper hour on Saturday night 
when all the news was exchanged, the whole family gatli- 
ered around the fireplace and the father like a patriarch of 
old read the Bible with deepest devotion. It was no per- 
functory or formal service 
wdth him. He read with the 
fervor of a saint. The listen- 
ing members of the family 
absorbed the religious atmos- 
phere and the Christian 
graces were instilled into 
every fiber of their beings. 

This was only tyi>ical, for 
it happened in the lonely cot- 
tages on a thousand hills in 

"Prom scenes like these Old 
Scotia 's grandeur springs, 
That makes her loved at 
home, revered abroad." 
This nation-wide ha.bit 
brought forth the immortal 
Burns, the rugged Carlyle 
and the sturdy Scott. This 
is the secret of Scotland's 
preachers of power. They 
have risen up to call her 
blessed. And th(> "Bonnie 
Briar Bush" is typical of 
many a hallowed spot in Scot- 

What is true about Scotland is true about .;\.merica. 
Whittier's winter idyl of "Snowbound" described one of a 
thousa.nd families who .spent their evenings in pious pleas- 

But with the lapse of years has come a change. The 
home is no longer a nursery of religious education or 
scarcely any other kind of education. It ha,s i'elinq,uishetl 
all responsibility along this line and gladly transferred it 
to the church. And I cliarge the home Avith making an 
irrepara.ble mistake. It has failed in one of its most ser- 
ious dtities. There is no substitute for the home and home 
training in the life of a child. A mother's knee is the most 
sacred thing in the world. At mother's laiee is Avhere Lin- 
colns and Gladstones are bred. At mother's knee is Avliere 
Eaphaels and Angelos were inspired. At mother's knee is 
whei'c Shakespeares and Brownings came in contact with 
the dlAane. At mother's knee is where all the great dreams 
of embryo saints have been dreamed. 

AVhy the modern home has forgotten or neglected that 
hallowed task I do not know. Even the Church, great as 
it is. can wield only a fraction of the influeirce over the 
child. It has risen to its opportunity adid has made prog- 


All old man going- a lone higliway, 
Came at the evening cold and gxay 
Tn a chasm deep and vast and -wide. 
The old man crossed in the fwilight dim, 
'The sullen stream had no fear for him; 
Btrt he turned when safe on the other side 
And built a bridge to span the tide. 

• ' Old man, ' ' said a fellow pilgrim neai', 

' ' You are wasting your strength with building her 

Your jcuniey will end with the ending day 

You never again will pass this way; 

You've crossed the chasm deep and wide. 

Why build this bridge at eve n tide?" 

The builder lifted his old gray head — 

''Good friend, in the pat!h I've come,"' he said 

' "There followeth after me today 

A youth whose feet must pass this way. 

This chasm that has been as naught to me. 

To that fair youth may a pitfa;il be; 

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim; 

Good friend, I'm building this bridge for him." 

— American Youth. 


ress. But it can succeed only partially. The child is not 
under its influence a sufficient length of time. When the 
liome, where the child spends the most of its hours, is not 
contributing a moral and religious influence then there is 
something wrong. 

After all, under these conditions, the biggest task of 
the Church is not to preach to adults, but to educate chil- 
dren religiously. It is a discouraging task to preach to 
adults. Their minds are fixed and set, and after hearing 
a sermon they go and do about as they please. But with 
the child it is different. If the churches are to be filled 
A\-ith grown-ups they must be taught correctly in childhood. 
"As the twig is bent the tree's inclined." It is in childhood 
that the twig mtist be inclined toward religion. 

The school is doing its part toward the religious edti- 
cation of our youth. In summing up the objectives of our 
public schools the best edu- 
cators of America settled on 
eight, the first of Avhich was to 
develop character. This they 
regarded as the highest aim 
of the school. Certainly this 
too is the aim of the church. 
If these two are linked into a 
common pui'pose, as I am sure 
they are, then the school is 
supplementing the church in 
its great task of religious ed- 
ucation. This sacred task, re- 
pudiated in the modern home, 
is taken over by the church 
and supplemented by tlie 

Ill our city of Huntington, 
for example, every freshman 
is required to take as part of 
his work in English a course 
in Old Testament stories. 
These are tauglit to him in a 
sympathetic and Avhole-heart- 
ed way. Many of the NeA\- 
— !S Testament stories are taught 
in like manner. 
We also have a Hi-Y organization. The purpose of this 
is to laiit the Y. M. C. A. with the High School. The boys 
with the strongest characters and greatest influence in 
school are elected to membership. They a distinct and 
A\idefelt moral and religious influence on the school. They 
iiiieet once each week at lunch time for their meal and dis- 
cussion of moral and religious problems. They build 
stronger character for themselves and for the school and 
the church. 

There is a state-wide Bible Study organization. This 
is fostered by the Y. M. C. A. and the public schools. There 
are classes of about twenty-five each organized for the pur- 
pose of studying the Bible for credit. They meet with a 
competent teacher once each Aveek for fourteen Aveeks. At 
the end of this time they are given a state-prepared test. 
If they pass this they are given one-half a regular High 
School credit. This plan is AA'idely patronized all over the 
state of Indiana. 

In some cities of this state, at Goshen in partieulat 
thej' pursue effectiA'e plans to give school pupils religious 
education. What is knoAvn as the Goshen plan is something 
like this : One teacher Is employed full time. She goes from 

JANUARY 28, 1925 



room, to room on regular schedule and teaclies the Biblt 
one full period to each room. This she repeats each Aveek 
throughout the year. This instruction in the schools as a 
help to the church cannot be over-estimated. 

What is true in these schools along the line of religious 
education is typical in a thousand other cities over this 
country. Perhaps some states are doing more than Indiana. 
There is a commendable co-operation between the church 
and the school. The school is shouldering its share of the 
task of educatiug the youth of America in the fundamentals 
of religoin. 

The typical American home is shirking one essential 
duty after another. These duties devolve upon the church 
and the school. They can be done and are done here, but 
not half so effectively as in the home. In the home is 
where they can be most vitally impressed. In these modern 
days the home is only a place to go and change clothes to 
go some other place. Parents and children alike must be 
entertained by brass bands and bright lights. In the home 
the quiet sober things do not appeal. And it is a deep 
tragedy that they do not. 

Let me say that I am glad the church and school are 
co-operatiAg so splendidly to give our children religious 
education and character foundation. It cannot be done 
there half so well as in the home, but it had better be done 
as well as possible than not at all. Under these circum- 
stances, let the church seek ever new and more effective 
ways to do what the home so grossly neglects. 

There is something radically wrong with that home 
whose inmates must seek elsewhere for their entertain- 
ment. The head of that home should seek at once to bring 
about a change. Let him. find out thalt God is not in the 
earthquake or cyclone but in the still small voice. Blessed 
is that home and those children who seek and find their 
pleasure not in the .spectacular, but in the commonplace. It 
is the duty of home, church and school to teach this. 

The school should assist the church in the task of relig- 
ious education but both should assist the home. The home 
is the foundation of all character edtication. 

Huntington, Indiana. 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

By L. G. Wood 

{Being a Series of Lectures Deli'vered at the Pennsyl-vania District Conference, Johnstoivn, Oct. l3-t7 , 1924. 

Published in Parts. Part I) 

I want to assure you that I have a profound conscious- 
ness of the inexliaustibleness of my subject. I do not sa> 
that the more I have studied the subject the less I know 
about it, but I do say that the more I study the subject, the- 
more keenly do I realize the unfathomableness of it. 

Christianity is different from all other religions by the 
fact that it olfers its followers a spiritual dynamic in living 
up to its precepts. That dynamic is the Holy Spirit, that 
sets the word of God on fire, warms the church from cold- 
ness to enthusiasm, and strengthens the Christian with a 
power not his ovm in the great battle between the flesh and 
the spirit. 

Christianity is imique in making this offer. No othei 
religion has a Holy Spirit, who is Deity, nor anytlnng 
equivalent to him. The Holy Spirit is not obtained from 
the deductions of logic, the conclusions of philosoiDhy, nor 
from the investigation of science. x\ll these are as silent as 
the grave regarding his presence and potency. 

It is solely and distinctly a matter of divine revelation. 
It is not my purpose therefore, to view this subject in tho 
light of philosophic induction, logical deduction, nor scien- 
tific investigation, but solely in the light of God's revela- 
tion. I have endeavored to gather the teachings of God's 
word around several important phases of the nature, mis- 
sion and work of the Spirit. We must not speculate upon 
what God may do through his Spirit; I put no limit upon 
the power of the Spirit. He may work in a thousand ways 
for aught I kno\\^ I am treating solely of that work and 
nature of the Spirit which God has made plain in his re- 
vealed word. 

For the sake of simplicity I Mali use the words 
"Spirit" and "Holy Spirit" instead of other terms used in 
the Scriptures. The Old Testament has eighty-eight dis- 
tinct references to the Holy Spirit. In these references 
there are eighteen names applied. The New Testament re- 
fers to the Spirit two hundred and sixty-four times and 
uses thirty-nine names. Five names are common to both 
Testaments, which leaves fifty-two different appellatives 
for the Spirit. Seventeen appellatives express his relation 
to God, five his relation to the Son, five indicate his divine 
nature, seven describe his own character, while seventeen 
are used to indicate his relation to man. 

He is called the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the 
Spirit of Clirist, the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of his Son, 
of the Lord, of Truth, of Grace, of Holiness, of Gloiy and 
of Adoption. He is called the Comforter, but this term 
always describes a special relation to the apostles and their 

May Ave all bring to these studies a spirit of earnestness 
and meekness that shall enable us to feel that we are on 
Holy Ground. AVe read in the book, "every sin and blas- 
phemy shaJll be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy 
against the Spirit shall not be forgiven" (Matt. 12:31). 
"And every one who shall speak a word against the Son 
of man, it shall be forgiven him; but unto him that blas- 
phemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven" 
(Luke 12:10). 

Whatever else these terrible warnings may teach, i\\ey 
surely teaich that the greatest care should be taken by those 
■who venture to discuss this subject or investigate such dis- 
cussion. Let us therefore cast aside any flippancy of spirit, 
also any preconceptions or prejudices, and say like young 
Samuel of old: "Speak Lord; thy seiwant heareth. " 

If we view this subject in the light of psychological 
manifestations in our hearts, or in the lives of those around 
us, Avhich are ascribed to the Spirit we shall find ourselves 
wandering in a maze of mystei-y. But if we follow the word 
of God. which is the only source of knowledge, we f-hail 
find ourselves walking in a light that shall grow brighter 
as we proceed. It is impossible in three brief messages to 
treat all of the many passages that refer to the Holy Spirit-; 
but I have selected those which seemed to have the m,ost 
important bearing upon the subject. 


"I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Christian 
Chuvch ; the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the 
body, and the life everlasting." This is the great declara- 
tion of the church general, with respect to her faith in the 
third person of the adorable Trinity. 

The characteristics of personality are knowledge, feel- 
ing and will. When Ave say that the Holy Spirit is a Person, 
Av e mean that he is a Being Avho knowsi and feels and Avills 
and not a mere abstract influence or poAver. "When Ave saj' 
the Holy Spirit is a Person some understand us to mean 



JANUARY 28, 1925 

that the Holy Spirit has feet and hands and head' and eyes 
and ears and mouth, but those things are not the marks 
of personality but of corporeity. 

The first step in the discussion of the Personality of 
the Holy Spirit should be the elimination of certain errors 
liy a proper definition and identification of our subject fi-om 
a Scriptural standpoint. Who is the Holy Spirit? I say 
WHO not what; mthout hesitancy, the teachings of Holy 
Writ concerning the Holy Spirit is that He is the true God 
in like manner as the Father and the Son. He stands in 
the same relation to human redemption as does the Father 
and the Son, yet filling his owni distinct functions in the 
great plan of salvation. I had thought of discussing his 
Deity, raider one head but decided it would be .superfiuous, 
because every passage in the Bible that sets forth his Per- 
sonality reveals a Divine Person, and each passage ^^'hic]l 
speaks of his Power reveals Divine Power, and each pas 
sage which portrays his Purpose, holds before us the Pur- 
pose of Deity; Therefore Deity is the chain into which his 
Personality, Power and Pui-pose are woven. The Scrip- 
tures also prove this by ascribing to him divine names, 
divine attributes, divine works, and divine worship. 

Two opposite views are entertained concerning thi> 
Holy Spirit: (1) That it is a divine influence proceeding 
from the Father, an emanation from or manifestation of 
the divine, or a mere impersonal force. (2) That he is a 
person and active in all the ways of personality. That the 
latter the correct and Scriptural one is evident from the 
following eonsidei'ations : 

I. He is referred to in the Scriptures by the use of the 
personal pronoun, "HE," not "IT." 

There are "accidentals" in music, but it is quite cer 
tain that the personal pronoun is not "accidental" when 
used in the Scripture to designate the Holy Spirit. 

He is also classified in the great catalogue of Personal 
Deity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). He is a 
heavenly personality and one with the Father and the 
Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one" 
(1 John 5:7). 

II. The attributes ascribed to him in the Scripture are 
PERSONAL attributes. He is— 

(a) Omniscient, "But unto us God revealed them 
through the Spirit: for the Spirit seaxches all things, yea, 
the deep things of God. For whom among men knoweth 
the things of a man, save the spirit of man, which is in him? 
even so the things of God none loioweth, save the Spirit of 
God" (1 Cor. 2:10, 11). 

(b) Omnipotent. "And the angel answered and said 
unto her, the Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the 
power of the Highest shall overshadow thee : therefore also 
that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called 
the Son of God" (Luke 1:35). An influence of force can- 
not beget a| person. "But as for me, I am full of power 
BY THE SPIRIT of Jehovah, and of judgment, and of 
might, to declare unto Jacob his transgressions, and to 
Israel his sin" (Mie. 3:8). 

(c) Omnipresent. "AVhither shall I go from thy 
Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thjr presence? ' * * 
Even there shall thy hand lead me. And thy right hand 
shall hold me" (Ps. 139:7-10). "Can any hide himself in 
secret places so that I shall not see him? saith Jehovah. 
(Jer. 23:24). 

III. The Characteristics ascribed to liim in the Scrip- 
ture are PERSONAL Characteristics. 

(a) He is possessed with a MIND. "And he that 
searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the MIND OF THE 
SPIRIT" (Rom. 8:27). (b) KNOWLEDGE. "Even so the 
things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God" (1 
Cor. 2:11). (c) AFFECTION. "Now I beseech you breth- 
ren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the LOVE OF THE 
SPIRIT, that vou sti-ive together ^vith me in your prayers 
t.. God for me" (Rom. 11:30). (d) ^T:LL. "But all these 
«orkcth the one and the same Spirit, di-\ading to each one 
severally AS HE WILL" (1 Cor. 12:11). (e) GOODNESS 
"Thou gavest also thy GOOD SPIRIT to instract him" 
(Nell. 9:20). Goodness, will, affection, knowledge, and 
mind are all characteristics of a person. By no stretch of 

(Continued on page 14) 

The Opportunities of a Teacher 

By H. Gertrude Lake 

(Address before the late Pennsylvania Conference at Johnstown). 

The more I've thought of the opportunities of a teacher 
the more I've realized those opportunities come under two 
headings : 

1. The teacher as a fellow being. 

2. The teacher as a pathfinder. 

Of these two I believe the first the more important. 

You remember the famous Characterization — "What 
you are shouts so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." 
When James Garfield was ready to enter college, he chose 
Williams College because its president was the celebrated 
Mark Hopkins. Garfield used to say, " A log, Avith a stu- 
dent at one end and Mark Hopki^is at the other is my ideal 
college." Arthur Guiterman has expressed that saying in 
1he following lines: 

Mark Hopkins sat on one end of a log 

And a fai"m boy sat on the other. 
Mark Hopkins came as a pedagogue 

And taught as an elder brother. 
For the farmer's boy he thought, thought he, 

All through lecture time and quiz. 
If his Latin was small and his Greek was naught — 
I don't care what Mark Hopkins taiught — 
"The kind of a man I mean to be 

Is the kind of a man Mark Hopkins is. 
Philosophy, languages, medicine, law. 
Are peacock feathers to deck the daw. 

If the boys who come from your splendid schools 
Are well-trained sharpers or flippant fools. 

No printed page nor spoken plea 
May teach young hearts what men should be — 
Not all the books on all the shelves. 
But what the teachers are themselves. 
For edtication is: making men; 
So is it now, so was it when 
Mai-k Hopkins sat on one end of a log 
And a farm boy sat on the other. 

If you were asked who was the best teacher you ever 
had, you might specify Mr. Brown. If that first question 
were followed by, "Just what did you learn from him?" 
You no doubt ^vould stammer, "AVell, really, T can't recall 
any particular lesson but somehow I always enjoyed going 
to Sunday school when I was in his class ; he always seemed 
to notice when I was present or could answer a question; he 
somehow made me feel the building of a Christian charac- 
ter was my important job ; he inspired me M-ith the worth 
of the Bible and my duty to be somewhat of a Bible student. 
Blessed is the teacher who has left that imprint on the minds 
and hearts of those -with whom he has come in contact. 

Right here I'd like to pay a little tribute to two formei' 
Sunday school teachers of mine. One was that verj- first 
teacher when I entered the Primary Department at about 
the age of six or seven. I remember her chiefly as the next 

JANUARY 28, 1925 



important person in the world after my mother and father. 
To me she was the embodiment of everything that was beau- 
tiful and good. And when she asked us for the next Sun 
day to be able to repeat from memoiy one of the first ten 
verses of the fifth chapter of Matthew, I never would have 
dreamed of not doing so. I remember the drill at home till 
I could repeat, "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall 
be called the children of God." When several years later 
1 was to have my first party the first name on the list of 
guests to be invited was Belle Sterling ; I spelled Belle with 
a final e because the ordinary spelling didn't seem fitting. 

My second recollection isn't as pleasant. A rather 
illiterate young man joined our church and was enxious to 
do somethirig in the way of service. He was given our class 
of girls — whose ages averaged ten or twelve — to teach. One 
Sunday in the spring a friend and I had a little tourna- 
ment during the teacMng of the lesson. We interlocked the 
headfe of violets and pulled gently to see whoi could pull ofd 
the most violet heads. If that teacher rebnked us he did it 
so gently that the rebuke left no sting but the superintend • 
ent came to us girls individually and told us that our Sun 
day school teacher wished to resign from teacMng our class 
because he thought he was a failure; we didn't seem inter- 
ested in what he was trying to teach. I remember how 
ashamed I was that I had disappointed the conscientious, 
painstaking teacher. I'm grateful to him for opening mj 
eyes to the fact that it wasn't enough to be in Sunday 
school. Something more was expected of me. McAlpine 
in the Christian Endeavor World had something along this 
same line, as follows: 


READING THE Scripture, 

THAT WONDERful chapter 

WHERE IT says 
LOVE ISN'T puffed UP. 

AND DOESN'T behave 

AND IN comes brother 
NEMO and mrs. 

AND SURE as preaching 
IP THEY didn't walk 
RIGHT UP to the 
MIDDLE PEW on the 
LEFT HAND side. 
AND TAKE their seat 

WHILE THE preacher 

JUST AS if they 
WERE AT a movie. 

OR AN auction. 


AND YOU know what 
HAPPENED TO people's 
EYES AND their attention. 

IF THE brother meant 
To COMPETE with 

FOR OUR attention. 

OF COURSE he didn't. 

PUT IT isn't fair 
TO STEAL away 

WHEN GOD is speaking 

FOR MOST of us 
CAN ATTEND to only 

AT A time. 

There was a time in my Sunday school experience thai 
I can't recall just who was supposed to be our teaclier. I 
remember it as a time when we never seemed to have the 
same teacher twice in siTccession unless it was the superin- 
tendent, who taught us when no one else could be secured. 
In later years I could truly appreciate the plea of that in- 
termediate class that said, "Won't you be our teacher, our 
teacher never comes." 

But how can teachers be pathfindei's — to go ahead and 
lead in the way that other shall follow? First by ha\ang 
a sound conviction that the way you undei'take is the only 
true way. This is not the day of Nicodemus. This is nearly 
two thousand years later. Christ's power, Christ's King- 

ship, Christ 's claims have been proved past all doubt. He has 
stood the test of time, the test of assault — the most subtle 
and most deadly assault the world is capable of making 
aga,inst him. Everything that could be said against his 
divinity, his virgin birth, his resurrection from the dead, 
and all his other claims, has been said and said again. The 
criticisms of the present day are simply repetitions of for- 
mer efforts which failed each in its day. The old cross 
shines forth brighter than ever as the world's only remedy 
for the curse of sin. 

The Sun and the Lantern 

I was walking full of gladness 

'Neath the azure dome. 
In the splendor of the noontide. 

Heading straight for home; 

In the sun which since creation, 

Through unnumbered years. 
In its undimtaished brightness 

Still our planet cheers. 

When a courteous stranger oifered 

To enhance my view. 
From the candlelight which flickered 

In his lantern new. 

"May I know thy name, kind stranger?" 

"Modern Thought," said he. 
Said I : " When yon sun is finished, 

I will send for thee." 

Second, the conscientious teacher will be a better leader 
for getting every help he or she can. Tliis help may come 
in answer to prayer for guidance, from the inspiration of 
conferences or workers' meetings and from careful study of 
all the supplementary helps available. Every teacher needs 
at least one magazine or book beside the quarterly his pupil 
uses. You ought to be able to supplement the material 
they are apt to get. 

Third, a true leader knows his followers. We have tho 
example of Christ, the greatest of all teachers, who knew 
how to meet individuals as different as humanity ever 
affords; he knew how they earned their daily bread and 
what their homes were like. The personal visit brings a 
mnch firmer, closer, more lasting contact between teacher 
and pupil than any nnmber of postal cards. Classes develop 
a more "big-family" attitude towards each other if they 
can enjoy frequent social meetings together. The class of 
v,-hich I'm now the teacher holds a meeting once a month 
for the transaction of necessary business and a good social 
hour. Ages in this class are supposed to range from sixteen 
to twenty-one but on social evenings we're all sixteen oi 

Fourth, A good leader ought to help others prepare for 
service in leadership. This calls for such traits as loyalty, 
reliability, faithfidness, regularity, fidelity, cheerfidness, 
friendliness, reverence, and respect for wishes of elders. 
Failure to expect a report from an assigned task reflects on 
the seriousness of the workers and their work. We learn 
to do by doing. 

Fifth, It is very easy to talk too much and a good coi'- 
roctive is to cultivate the art of being a good listener. The 
most helpful review lesson I recall was the one in which 
thirteen girls were each assigned one of the lessons of the 
quarter to review briefly id class. Only one of the thirteen 
failed to be present and perform her part. It was surpris- 
ing how interestingly they recounted the important points 
of each lesson. 

"The days are evil, the time is short, and the workers 
few : let us therefore live full and devoted lives, that when 
we are called to our account, we may be able to humbly 
say, 'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith." 

JohnstoM-n, Pennsylvania. 



JANUARY 28, 1925 


Jehovah He Is God— An Exposition 

By Thoburn C. Lyon 

TEXT — "Know therefore this day, and lay it to thy heart, that Jehovtih he is God in heaven 
and upon the earth beneath: there is none else." — Deuteronomy 4:39. 

Scripture reading, Deuteronomy 4:32-40 



Our text opens -with the command to know sometliing. 
We wish only to remind you in passing, that it is the man 
who knows his subject that is sought after; whether his 
field be science, business, religion, or what not. Now our 
specialty is religion, and more particularly, the religion of 
the Bible; and we are much tempted to stop and preach a 
sermon on the absolute necessity of really knowing our 
Bible, if we would command the attention or respect of the 
world today. 

But much as we should like to preach that sermon, 
such is not the thought of this particular text ; we are here 
commanded to know a partic- 
ular thing: "that Jehovah he 
is God." Go \A-ith me now 
for a moment, to a callage in 
India. In an open space near 
the center of the village, there 
lies a man, naked ; for about 
twenty years he has not 
moved from the spot. Nine 
men stand about him, rubbing 
him, feeding him, and attend, 
iug to his every want. At 
one side there is a fire in 
which incense is being of- 
fered, wliile a woman sits 
chanting filthy songs to the 
ringing of a bell, and some 
sixty naked priests dance be- 
fore him. At his feet there 
gi'ovels a great crowd of peo- 
ple, offering him gifts of gold 
and food, and begging heal- 
hig or some spiritual gift in 
return. Sometimes the gift 
is accepted; sometimes he 
throws it at his worshippers 
or strikes them ■with his staff, 
but they are not offended : 
virtue has come from the 
-:taff. A revolting picture, of 
men -worshipping a man. And 
it is not, as we might at first 
^uppose, only the ingnorant 
lower class that we find thus 
worshiiyping a fellow-crea- 
ture: there are found thei'e, 
regularly, university students gj- 
aiid graduates. 

Nor is this notion confined to India. There are otlier 
cults of man-worship in our "more civilized" world; as 
Antoin-ism, of Belgium, which makes of Antoine a very 
God ; or Eddyism in America. Some of our universities 
and seminaries have been giving out teachings which, 
when followed to their logical end, make man nothing less 
than a god. But over and against all such notions, there 
still stand the words of our text: 'Jehovah He is God." 

"In heaven above" — of course! It is no hard matter 
to conceive of a perfect God sitting on an ivorj- throne, 
ruling over perfect angels in some vague and distant 
lieaven. But our text adds that he is also God "on the 
eartb beneath." To many thoughtful people that goe.s, 



Pray that your life may be crowned like a towering 
mountain peak with the glorious brightness of heavenly 

Pray that your obedience may bo not like the driven 
slave, but may be given in love and cheerfulness. 

MID-WEEK PRAYER SERVICE— For private or fam- 
il}^ worship use "Our Devotional." If impossible to 
attend the church prayer meeting, invite friends to join 
in worship in your home, using "Our Devotional" as a 
program, interspersing with familiar hymns. 

Pray with the consciousness that you are only a sin- 
ner saved by grace. 

THE HIGHER CHOICE— Luke 10:38-42. 
Pray t'hat the good maj- not be allowed to become 
enemy to the best in your life. 



Pray that you may have the patience and perseverance 
to tarry in the presence of God until he lifts you up in 
strength and endues you with power for service. 

more than your usual amount of time in prayer and med- 
itation. sermon and text as food for thought. If 
impossible to attend church worship, invite neighbors to 
join in worffhip in your home, assigning the various parts 
of your program to those who are wilHug to participate, 
— G. S. B. 

hard. We see many things that are wrong m this old 
world; things are wrong in our own land: ask any Demo- 
crat ! 

Seriously, though, when we see some man who has con- 
secrated Ids life and substance to the service of the Lord 
suffer loss or persecution, while some sm-loving scalawag 
continues to flourish, and spread himself as the green bay 
tree, we can scarcely keep from questioning whether or not 
God really rules on the earth beneath. Some storm will 
miss the field of an infidel, and work havoc with his Chris- 
tian neighbor's crop. Then we hear that old verse about 
Satan being the "prince of 
the power of the air." Let 
me turn aside long enough to 
say that it seems to me there 
is no verse of Scripture so 
ovenvorked — and so WTongly 
worked — ^as Ephesians 2 :2. 
The rendering of the re\ased 
version is, "prince of the 
powers of the air;" or as one 
version gives it, "prince of 
the airy powers" — that spirit 
world against which Paul 
says we wrestle, rather than 
flesh and blood. Tliis is an 
old problem, one that has 
worried man at least as far 
back as the days of Job ; but 
we need to remember that 
this is still God's world; that 
he has not yet withdrawn 
from his creation, but rules 
over it now as God; that 
while Satan may even now be 
permitted to try men, yet it 
IS by permission, and a limit 
is imposed even as in Job's 
ease: "God is faithful, who 
will not suffer you to be 
tempted above that ye are 
able" (1 Cor. 10:13). So 
"fret not thyself because of 
evil doers;" as the Christian 
farmer told his infidel neigh- 
bor in the old familiar stoiw, 
"God doesn't always settle 
his accounts in October." It's 


God's world, and he still rules 
in it; in verse 34, Moses is reminding the people of the 
laany great things God has done for them, and his arm is 
not shortened: he still works. "In heaven above, and upon 
the earth beneath." 

.\nd "there is none else." In this phrase there is in- 
^■olved a duty that is two-fold. First, as he is God over 
heaven and earth, we owe him full allegiance and obedi- 
ence; verse 40 reads, "Thou shalt keep therefore his stat- 
utes, and his commandments." Then, since there is none 
else, knowledge of that fact is precious — more, it is vital — 
and we owe that knowledge to those who are, in ignorance, 
servmg gods we know are false. India's population is es- 
timated at 315 million, and her deities at 400 million — 85 

JANUARY 28, 1925 



milliou more gods tliau people ! China, numbering about 
420 million semis, has her 400 million deities, and 300 million 
temples. And who dares number the myriad deities of 
Africa? But there is none else. 

Nor are all the false gods to be found in far away 
places. In the nation's capital I have seen men bowing 
do^vn to other gods than Jehovah. At one time we lived 
in Utah, rooming for awhile in one of the homes of a Mor- 
mon bishop, and there have I seen men bowing do^^^^ to 
false gods. Even in Fayette County I have seen men bow- 
ing down to the godls of Sincerity and Perfection; to Mor- 
ality, Wealth, or Learning; they are Legion. Knowing, as 
we do, that there is none else, can we escape the duty that 
we owe to all such? 

Perhaps we can learn a lesson from the early ehurcli. 
The Jews were a sect universally despised, and Jesus was 
despised of the Jews. Put to a shameful death and his 
handful of followers scattered, someone has yet estimated 
that by the year 100 the church had gro^vn to number 
200,000. And what was the message that pi'oduced such 
results? In the main it consisted of two parts, but little 
different from the words of our text: (1) This same Jesus, 
'\\-hom ye have taken and by wicked hands have crucified 
and slain, hath God raised up, to sit on his throne over 
heaven and earth; and, (2) There is none other name undei 
heaven . . . whereby we must be saved. When we get back 
to that message and that belief, intolerant though it may 
sound, we may get bae^ the power of the early church. 

There is one important phrase we have missed : ' ' Lay 
it to thy heart." The difference between head knowledge 
and the emotions of the heart is an old distinction, but it is 
a very real one. It seems to me that a great niany of our 
beliefs today are, after all, but cold, head knowledge ; that 
what is needed is that we lay them to our hearts, and there 
they will be warmed to life and power. Now, as ever in 
the past, it is God in the heart that transfomLs a life, and 
not the trath about Mm in the head. It has been my lot 
to sit under some very "liberal" professors. One of these, 
in particular, had made it quite clear that there was no 
such thing as inspiration, or an infallible scripture. So I 
vv'as surprised one night, to hear him make this admission, 
that "even though people laiew the right, they still needed 
some motive power to make them DO it ; they still needed 
Jesus Christ." Or, if I may paraphrase his thought, even 
though people do know the truth about God with theii 
minds, they still need him in the heart., if they arc to live 
up to their knowledge. Let us, indeed and in tr^ith, laj 
these things to our hearts. 

By way of conclusion and summing up, let us repeat 
once more the words of our text, remembering their appli- 
cations and the duties involved': "Know therefore this day, 
and lay it to thy heart, that Jehovah he is God in heaven 
above and upon the earth beneath: there is none else." 

Washington C. H.. Ohio. 


The Inner Circle 

By Mrs. J. R. Laughlin 


And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and 
James, and John, the brother of Jaimes (Mark 5:37). A 
friend loveth at all times (Prov. 17:17). Whosoever, there- 
fore, -^^all be ai friend of the world is the enemy of God 
(James 4 :4) . Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faith- 
ful are the wounds of a friend (Prov. 27:5, 6). Thine own 
friend and thy father's friend, forsake not (ProA^ 27 :10) . 
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay do^vn 

his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do M'hat- 
soever I command you (John 15 :13, 14) . 


Peter, James and John came within the innermost 
circle of our Lord's friends. How is this so? Friendship is 
a mutual attachment and is based on love and interest. Our 
last scriptural quotation above states the conditions very 
clearly — Jesus called and they answered. And again in 
Proverbs 18 :24. A man that hath friends mjust show him- 
self friendly : and there is a freind that sticketh closer than 
a brother. Did our Lord choose men of high social posi- 
tion for his most intimate friends? Was wealth a requisite 
for friendship? Not at all. When Jesus entered upon his 
Ministry, and needed men to bear witness to his own deeds 
and words, he selected twelve apostles from the lower ranks 
of life. We are told they| were all on An eqjuality so far as 
official rank was concerned, but because of a certain re- 
sponsiveness in their characters to that of our Lord's, 
Peter, James and John were admitted to the inner privacy 
of their Master's acts and experiences, the one being the 
raising of Jairus' daughter, told in Mark the fifth chapter 
beginning with the thirty-fifth verse. We can no doubt 
recall circumstances in our own lives when we needed help 
or advice from our most intimate friend — the one who un- 
derstands and cares. I have made this .singular because 
friends whom we thus highly esteem are not many in num- 
ber. Our Lord had only three. 

Jesus also befriended the friendless, he loved sinnei's 
but hated their sinning. Can we not develop atnd exercise 
the same spirit of friendliness? Do we want a friend? Be 
a friend. Have you ever been veiy homesick or discouraged 
and some friend came by or perhaps called by telephone, 
asking you to visit them or just talked for awhile about 
pleasant and encouraging topics, and how grateful you 
were for the change of thought. Would it not be profitable, 
for us often to think of folks whom we might thus encour- 
age and uplift by showing our interest in them? "One with 
a thousand friends has not a friend to spare." However, 
A\-e must not take a selfish view of friendsliip and make 
friends with a thought of the good they can do us but 
rather would we emphasize the quality or the kind of 
friends we find most valuable. 

ilake no friends in haste. Washington said, "Be cour- 
teous to all, but intimate ^rith few and let those few be well 
tried before you give them yoiu- confidence." We should 
likewise be just as slow to part mth a friend — a real friend 
who shares our joys and comforts, our soitows. Let us be 
not too lavish mth praise but admonish if neeessairy and 
thus fulfill the first law of freindship— SINCERITY. 


Our Father in Heaven, we praise and bless thee for 
thy -\vondrous love and tender mercy. Grant that we may 
ever love thee above all things and to love others as thou 
hast loved us. Bless and strengthen the ties of friendship 
and keep us thine till our life's end. Let thy blessing be 
upon tlie church and Sunday school that by this means, all 
may be led to trust Jesus, to love and serve him forever. 
In "his name and for his sake we ask it. Amen. 

Hageretown, Maryland. 

There is often a majesty in meekness. 

A man learns to pray by praying. 

There is no such thing as partial justice. 

No man is finally lost as long as he wants to be saved. 

No man has ever found God who was not seeking him. 

Real prayer is the hand that opens the gates of praise. 

The right life is both the test and the fniit of religion. 

PAGE 10 


JANUARY 28, 1925 





AilUand. Ohio 

Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

{Lesson for February 8) 
Lesson Theme: Christ's Intercessory Pray 

Lesson Text: John 17:1-26. 

Golden Text: "Holy Father, keep them in 
thy name whi(?h thou hast given me, that 
they may be one even as we are. ' ' John 

Devotional Beading: Ephesians 3:14-21. 

Reference Passage: Mt. 6:9-13. 

Historical Background: .Jesus has been de- 
livering the great truths to the .lisoiples 
which we find recorded in Chapters 14, 15, 
and 16 of St. John's gospel. In these dis- 
courses he 'holds up to the disciples the glor- 
ious hope of the "prepared place." As un- 
speakable loneliness and heartache face them 
the Master strives in every way to show 
them that separation from him is not a cal- 
amitous end in itself, but rather a real means 
to a far more glorious life of triumph, ser- 
vice, and heavenly knowledge vouchsafed 
through the Holy Spirit. Suffering, persecu- 
tion and severe testing would certainly be 
their portion in the world, but they were to 
be of good cheer for he had overcome the 
world and the inference is that his followers 
will be victors also. Then in the granduer 
of the greatest simplicity Jesus moves the 
\ ail of the Holy of Holies a.side and leads his 
men into the very presence of the pulsing 
heart, of Divine Love and Infinite solicitude. 
He prays. 

.Just where this prayer was uttered is a 
question; some commentators stating four 
possible places. — from the Supper table to 
the edge of the brook Kidron. I am loath 
to believe that .Jesus prayed thus anywhere 
else than in the Upper Room ^Vhere Heaven 
had almost been opened on the Apostles. 
More than likely this prayer was uttered 
just before leaving the Upper Room for 

The Central Theme of the lesson is the fact 
that Christ's prayer life was such an iiU in 
elusive and vital communion with the Fath- 
er. Prom this true "Lord's Prayer" we 
might learn the real ethics and! powers of all 
vital prayer. Note too, the atmosphere cri"- 
ated by the prayer itself. No consecrated 
spot — temple or tabernacle — could become 
more trulv a real sanctuary than the home- 

eonsecrated and glorified li 


ly spot 

Lesson Outline: 

1. Christ Prays for himself: vs. 1-.5. 

2. Christ prays for his disciples, vs. 6-lP. 

3. Christ prays for all believers, vs. 20-20. 

The Lesson 
In the Master's experience prayer was the 
"Open Sesame" to the veiy presence of 
God. No one reading this prayer can doubt 
for one instant that .Tesus felt himself talk- 
ing face to face with the Father himself, and 
the prayer itself takes on the ACrj- natiital- 

ne,ss of a conversation or communion between 
two hearts that truly did beat as one. We 
cannot help but feel that we are standing on 
holy ground as we meditate on this master- 
piece of intercession. What does our prayer 
life mean to us? How natural is it for us 
to pray to "Our Father"? What kind of real 

joy do we receive from such communion? One 
cannot help but venture the guess that to all 
too many of us prayer is a dead sort of for- 
mal rendering of words and phrases. We ac- 
tually seek to "storm heaven" by our loud 
speaking, or entrance the Divine Ear with 
beautifully phrased and properly molded sen- 
tences. True prayer, Jesus would have us 
understand, is not a matter of noise, but of 
right spirit and attitude; it is not a matter 
of words but of real needs defmitely stated 
(Continued on page 14) 

Looking Ahead in Sunday School Lessons 

By Quinter M. Lyon, Editor Sunday School Lesson Publications 

Our Simday schools are interested just now 
ill a comparison of the Uniform Lesson Ser- 
ies with the Group Lessons, as outlined bj' 
the International Committee. The Uniform 
Lessons apply to the Intennediates up. The 
Group Lessons apply to the Juniors down. 

The Uniform course is this year completing 
u survey of the entire Bible. Beginning 
with Genesis in .Tanuaiy of 1924, it ends 
with the New 'Testament Ex^istles in Decem- 
ber of this year. At present we are complet- 
ing an intensified study of the life of Christ, 
making a harmony of the four Gospels. Next 
quarter we shall make a study of the activi- 
ties of the apostolic church in Palestine. In 
the following quarter we shall make a sur- 
vey of the foreign missionary expansion of 
the early church, studying the decrees of the 
Council of Jerusalem, and the teachings of 
.James and PauL And in the last quarter we 
shall conclude our studies in the history of 
the apostolic church, going into details con- 
cerning- soiur of the teachings of Paul. 

It is clearly to be seen from this outline 
tlial these lessons were prepared with ma- 
ture students in mind. Heretofore the Inter- 
national Committee has attempted to plan 
courses of study which would be suitable for 
people of all ages. This was an almost im- 
possible task, for neither the children nor 
the adults could get the most out of a series 
of lessons that was planned with neither 
group especially in mind. So the Committee 
I'ut the Gordian knot by planning to make 
strong Bible courses for adults alone, and 
L-all these the Uniform Lessons, and then 
plan other lessons for the children's groups. 
The Closely Graded Series carried this prin- 
ciple to an extreme which the smaller schools 
^vould not accept. So instead of grading 
closely it has merely graded by groups. Tlie 
Primary department now has one series of 
lessons for the whole department. The Jun- 
)ors have one series for their department. 

Children love stories. They will get in- 
tensely interested in a series of Bible lessons 
that are full of the inimitable Bible stories. 
Consequently the International Committee, in 
planning the Group Lessons, has been lavish 
^vith stories which are replete with meaning 
for the child's spiritual life. The Primarv 
ohildrcn (ages six to eight) this year are 

studying stories in the life of Jesus: the boy 
JesuSj what Jesus did when he grew up, what 
Jesus told us about God, some of Jesus' 
friends and helpers, stories about some of 
Jesus' followers, and stories teaching chil- 
dren to be thankful to God. The Juniors are 
now studying the story of the Hebrew peo- 
ple: Hebrew pioneers, winning the promised 
land, and making the nation. They will close 
the year with some missionary lessons from 
the New Testament and from our own church 

A comparison of these lessons will suggest 
the reasons why the International Committee 
has substituted the Group-Uniform Series for 
the All-Uniform, and has ceased to make 
adaptations of the All-Uniform for the lower 
departments. It is in the interest of greater 
efficiency in teaching our pupils, young and 
old, about God and our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Yes, you can teach any part of the Bible 
to a child so that he will get some good from 
it. But there are certain parts that are so 
much better suited to children's study than 
others that it was deemed wisest to separate 
once and forever the adult lessons from the 
children's lessons, so that the child may re- 
ceive all the attention possible, and at the 
same time the adult lessons be unhampered 
in their soaring through the heig'hts of his- 
toiy, doctrine and prophec^^ 

Your Publication Board deliberated long 
before going into this project. We have gone 
into it because the International Committee 
was expecting our co-operation, because the 
other denominations are already co-operating, 
because the lessons are better suited to the 
groups designated, and because the Brethren 
church is the Progressive Brethren Church. 
We believe that life itself is complex, and 
that anything that is too simple to meet the 
needs of the complex life is to be distrusted.. 
This series is as simplified as possible and 
still has in it great possibilities for meeting 
the needs of our Brethren schools on the lar- 
gest scale. 

If there are some schools among us which 
are hesitating about co-operating with us, we 
Ijeg that you will give the matter your care- 
ful, your prayerful, and your full attention. 
We have acted under God's leading. We ask 
that von all niav do the same. 

JANUARY 28, 1925 


PAGE 11 

J. A. GABHES, President 

Herman Koontz, Associate 

Asliland, Ohio. 

Our Young People at Work 

(Young People '8 Topics in The Angelus by Fred C. Vanator.) 


General Secretary 

Canton, Ohio 

The Importance 

By Gladys M. Spice, 

of Bible Study 

General Secretary 

When signing the C. E. pledge, we prom- 
ise to make it the rule of our lives to pray 
and to read the Bible every day, so let us 
consider, for a moment, just ' ' HOW ' ' we 
should read it. 

"1st — Eead it regularly. Have a certain 
time each day when you can read it without 

"2nd — Kead it prayerfully. God's book 
cannot rightly be apprehended without tM 
aid of Grod's Spirit. "Open thou mine eyes, 
that I may behold wondrous things out of 
thy law." 

"3rd — Read it studiously. When you come 
to something you do not fully understand, 
stop and obtain light upon it from com- 
mentary, references, Bible dictionary, etc. 

' ' 4th — Read it consecutively. Aim to read 
the Bible through from Genesis to Revela- 
tion in the course of a year, but do not hur- 
ry the reading in order to get through it in 
that time. 

"5th — Eead it sympathetically. Ask when, 
where, by whom, and for what purpose each 
book that you read was written. In that 
way get the standpoint of the sacred writer, 
and put yourself in sympathy with him. 

"6th — Read it, noting its perspectives, ob- 
serve the dates of events, by the aid of the 
Bible margin, and so keep them in your mind 

at their proper relative distances from each 
other; thus, Abraham, though he appears in 
Genesis 12, is halfway between Adam and 

' ' 7th — Read it topically. By the aid of a 
concordance and a Bible Text Book. See 
what it has to declare upon Faith, Love, Jus- 
tification, etc. 

"8th — Read it in a spirit of obedience. 
Seek in it for direction, make its precepts 
the rule of your life. 

"9th — Read it in faith. Take it as God's 
word to yourself. Look upon its promises as 
your own. 

"This book is the word of God showing the 
state of a man, the way of salvation, the 
doom of sinners, the happiness of believers. 

"Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are 
binding, its histories are immutable. Read it 
to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it 
to be holy, and live it to be happy. 

"It contains light to direct you, food to 
support you, and comfort to cheer you. 

"It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's 
staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword 
and the Christian's charter." 

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 
rightly dividing the word of truth. — II Tim. 

Canton, Ohio. 


By Ida G. Weaver 

( Topic for February 8) 

Big Little Things 

This week we have some veiy important 
attitudes or principles to talk about. For it 
is quite a task to really understand just what 
"big things" are when we come to "big 
little" ones we are almost nonplussed. For 
we almost wonder if anything which is big 
or strong can at the same time be little and 
small. Therefore we must think up some 
definite illustrations, so that all of us can 
fully understand just what we mean by a 
"big little thing" in life. 

Little Jack's mother was busy iu the 
kitchen baking some delicious flaky cookies 
•\\ith thick icing on the top. She was hot 
and tired for it was Saturday, and she had 
so much work to do.. And to simplify mat- 
ters, she thought it best, to "do her baking 
first. However, Jack was outside playing 
marbles with a group' of boys. He was hav- 
ing great fun — and he sniffed the air once 
in a while — for the odor of something he 
liked very much permeated the air. All at 
once hjs mother called him to run dowii .to 

the grocery to get her some more sugar. But 
did Jack want to go, do you suppose? No — 
he acted like one of those funny animali^ — 
the mule — for he stamped his feet and 
shouted back naughty words to his mother. 
And 'he didn't come for a few minutes after 
she called. When he entered the kitchen he 
asked his mother for a cookie. I wonder if 
she gave it to him? Does your mother grant 
your wishes when you are naughty and too 
lazy to run errands for her? But with what 
a wonderful smile, — and maybe a kiss to 
boot, — would she have given j'ou perhaps two 
or three cookies, if you had been real nice 
about doing her errand for her. — even just 
when you wished to do something else much 
more badly. 

Again, when children do things they wish 
to keep secret, when they wish to escape 
punishment, they often tell a little black li<^ 
I wonder if we could look on our hearts, 
how many black spots we would find? Quite 
a few, I am afraid, wouldn't we? Or per- 
haps at times we cannot go to sleep for a 
long time because our consciences bother us. 
Something keeps saying: "You told a lie— 
you're naughtj'— you told a lie" until we 
confess it and make it right. And after all. 
that is the best way to settle it— go to th*' 
person and apologize for your misdemeanor 
— and you will be forgiven^ I am sure. 

Like a bad fairy, I told you first what 
not to do — now I better apologize and give 
you a sweeter dream or story. 

Do you like people whose lips are always 
smiling, whose eyes always sparkle with fun 
— and who can speak in a soft, gentle voice? 
Yes, I believe you do. For I know I like 
those kind best of all — and often wish I could 
be just like them, for I know they can always 
sing a happy "Good morning" to me. And 
I know too they keep their word. Isn 't that 
a wonderful quality to possess? To always 
fulfil a promise, always go when asked for, 
always be ready to help someone who needs 
help and always to speak kindly and ear- 
nestly to those about us that is wonderful. 
Yes, if I could be that kind of a human 
fairy, I know I should be happy as the sky- 
lark on a bright summer morning. 

But, you ask me, how and where may I do 
all these nice things? Let me tell you a se- 
cret — why not start at home. And see how 
surprised everyone will be! And then in 
school, church, and in play, you can keep all 
these nice things locked up in your heart — 
ready to use on a moment's notice. Wouldn't 
the world be happy then? 

Daily Readings 

M., Feb. 2. A little lazines.s. Prov. 6:10. 

T., Feb. 3. A little lie. Acts 5:1-6. 

W., Feb. 4. A little kindness. Luke 10.34. 

T., Feb. 5. A little word. 2 Kings 5:1-5. 

F., Feb. 6. A little tongue. Jas. 3:5, 6. 

S., Feb. 7. A little help. Matt. 6:3, 4. 


By G. A. Studdert-Kennedy 

God give me speech, in mercy touch my lips, 
I cannot bear Thy beauty and be still. 

Watching the red gold majesty that tips 
The crest of yonder hill, 

An out to sea smites on the sails of ships. 

That flame like sudden stars across the deep, 
Calling their silver comrades from the sky, 

As long and ever longer shadows creep. 
To sing their lullaby. 

And soothe the tired eyes of earth to sleep. 

Thy radiancy of glory strikes me dumb. 
Yet cries within my soul for power to raise 

Such miracles of music, as would seem 
Thy splendor in a phrase. 

And store it safe for all the years to come. 

O God Who givest songs too sweet to sing. 
Have mercy on Thy servant's feeble tongue 

In sacrificial silence sorrowing, 
And grant that songs unsung, 

Accepted at Thy Mercy Seat, may bring 

New light into the darkness of sad eyes. 
New tenderness to stay the stream of tears, 

New rainbows from the sunshine of surprise. 
To guide men down the years. 

Until they cross the last long bridge of sighs. 

The Southern Churchman (Richmond, 


AGE 12 


JANUARY 28, 1925 

Send Foreign Mission Funds to 


Financial Secretary Foreign Board, 

1330 E. Third St., Long Beach, California. 


Send Home Missionary Funds to 


Home Missionary Secretary, 

1106 American Savings Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 

Among the Churches 

It has been a most pleasant cxporicne*! 
visiting our churches in behalf of our Af- 
rican mission. The African work has been 
made possible through the gifts and prayers 
of the Brethren church, and we feel obligated 
to each cliurch that has in any way contrib- 
uted to the work. Before the close of the 
old year we had visited eigiht of our 
churches in the Pennsylvania District, Ser- 
geants ville, and Calvary, New Jersey; Sun- 
day school of the First church of Philadel- 
phia, and the Third church of the same city; 
Johnstown; Vinco; Berlin and Listie. Ser- 
geantsville Church gave the largest offering, 
$32.00, and of the Sunday schools, the one of 
the Philadelphia First church gave the lar- 
gest, .$35.00. We also in tlio old year visite.l 
three congi'egations of the Church of th«i 
Brethren and we were most cordially re- 
ceived. Brother Kulp, the pioneer of the 
work of the Church of the Brethren, was a 
schoolmate of mine in Philadelphia and I 
have an interest in his work in Africa. Their 
field is about 700 or 1000 miles from our 
Bassai station. 

Conemaugh was the first church we visited 
in the New Year. Here Brother Jones is our 
efficient pastor. We have a splendid brick 
church and comfortable parsonage in Cone- 
maugh. The W. M. S. here is wide-awake 
and deeply interested in our mission fields. 

Lord's Dav evening of the llth wo ciiim' 

to Morrellville church. Here our Brother 
Wood has builded a testimony to our church 
— a beautiful new stone building. The church 
auditorium was filled and the S. M. M. con- 
tributed in a body to the attendance, flhis 
church is very active in missionary work. 

Wednesday evening the 14th we gave our 
message in our Morrison's Cove church at 
Martinsburg. The attendance was few but 
the spirit of the meeting was very good, be- 
cause those present were most deeply inter- 
ested. The next day, Brother Hall and 
brother Billing assisted in our search of the 
birthplace of our Bishop, H. E. Holsinger. Wc 
were not successful. However, we stirred the 
people around the Cove and they are taking- 
active interest in finding the place. If any 
reader of this article knows on w'hat farm 
H. R. Holsinger was born in Morrison's Cove, 
I shall appreciate a letter communicating the 
information. We took a picture of the Kin- 
singer Farm where his brother, George Hol- 
singer, was born. 

McKee church is located just a few min- 
utes' walk from Brock's Mill station on the 
P. R. R. Here we find a growing church. Not 
very often do we have the only church in 
such a large community. We feel that if wo 
liad a pastor to give his entire time to them, 
thoy would have a great future. 

Prom McKoe wo i-anie to Hai>or,';t()w7i. 

Maryland. Here Brother Carpenter is the 
efficient pastor of a growing church. He re- 
ports some over 500 members. The attend- 
ance was splendid, about 300 present, and 
equally as good was the spirit of the meet- 
ing. I wish to express my appreciation of 
the roj'al reception I received at Hagers- 
town. I enjoyed a long talk with Brother 
J. M. Tombaugh about the day.s, and his ex- 
periences back in 1880-82. The offering at 
Hagerstown was $30.25. 

In the afternoon I was taken to St. James, 
where I met Brother L. V. King. Brother 
King is certainly a hustler and I have seen 
few fields as promising as St. James and 
Tilmington. I gave an address at Tilming- 
ton Sunday evening to a crowded hall. Hero 
Brother King has been holding a revival. 

I returned to Berlin Monday to my little 
family. Brother Bauman who has commenced 
his meeting in Johnstown has called a meet- 
ing of the Eastern members of the Foreign 
Missionary Society and has requested me to 
meet wtih them to lay definite plans for the 
remainder of our furlough. 

The value of going among our churches 
and meeting the members cannot be esti- 
mated. I am sure that it will always be a 
oomfort to mo when we return to Africa to 
know we have hundreds behind who are in- 
terested in the work and are praying for us. 

In his Blessed Service, 




On Sunday night, December 21, 192-4, there 
was brought to a close one of the best, most 
delightful series of meetings in the Now Leb- 
anon church that it has ever been the writ- 
er's privilege to enjoy. We were very for- 
tunate in having with us, upon this occasion, 
the Rev. Dr. Henry Ostrom, who is, and has 
been for some time, a member of the Exten- 
sion Department of the Moody Bible Insti- 
tute of Chicago. It was not our purpose to 
try to reach the unconverted in this meeting, 
so much as to have the members of the 
church strengthened and revived. This, in- 
deed has been the aim of the ohurch in the 
two preceding campaigiis. But in this one 
we feel that the end soug'ht has been accom- 
plished in a fine way, and to a great degree. 
Dr. Ostrom 's messages were every one so 
very rich, combining great depth with rare 
clearness and unanswerable logic. Then the 
very fine spirit of the man, — his deep humil- 
ity and his evident gTeat devotion to our 
Lord and 'his word, etc., — gave such large 
support to his messages, and made fellowship 
with him most sweet. It was a very great 
privilege to labor with him. 

Dr. Ostrom was with us for onlv two 

wi>cks and three days and, although no great 
urging was done, an invitation was extended 
at nearly every service, resulting in eight 
pi'ecious souls making the great confession. 
Two more have publicly confessed Christ 
since the meeting closed. 

On Tuesday night, December 9, our es- 
teemed Brother, Dr. Yoder, was with us and 
gave us his lecture on the South American 
field and th.o work that is being done there. 
His vi.sit was greatly appreciated by a very 
large audience. 

We also had the pleasure of having Broth- 
er Homer Kent ■^^dt'h us on Tuesday night, 
Decombor 30. His stereopticou lecture on the 
Holy Land was much enjoyed by the large 
concourse of people who had gathered. 

The new year is starting off very encour- 
agingly and wo ask the prayers of the broth- 
erhood that wo may be used more largely of 
Cod than over before. 



It is some time since you have read a re- 
liort from Brj'an. We do not make much 
noise through the columns of The Evange- 

list, yet we are on the joli continually for 
the King. 

All special days in the church calendar 
are observed here. The church has responded 
well under our leadership to missions, and 
every benevolent call, also to current ex- 
penses for the local work. The third Sunday 
of October was observed as Building Fund 
day. The offering without any big appeal 
amounted to $1,003.00. This, with the fund 
already on hand made a starter toward the 
greater need of this congregation. Our su- 
premo need is ample room and better equip- 
ment for the work that this congregation is 
seeking to do, under many handicaps at pres- 

Our church was disappointed at a lati' hour, 
in that the evengelist secured for a special 
meeting could not come. No one seemed 
available as a substitute so inasmuch as the 
pastor had been granted the privilege of hold- 
ing a meeting during the year it was agree- 
able to all that the pastor hold such a meet- 
ing in his own church. Brieflj- allow me to 
say that it was one of the best meetings for 
a period of two weeks that I have ever seen. 
One week before the meeting we asked 100 
people to promise God that they would read 

JANUARY 28, 1925 



the Bible and pray each day for at least a, 
tow minutes until the meeting closed. This 
method was very effective. The meeting can 
be characterized this way: large attendance, 
a fine spirit, seven added to the church by 
baptism, the pastor well paid for his extra 
work. (You will recall that a large number 
of people were added to this church last year 
with Dr. Bame as evangelist.) 

The Christmas season was observed by ron- 
doriug the beautiful pageant, ' ' The Star of 
Hope." At this point, we will sign oft' in 
favor of the corresponding secretarj' who 
will report concerning the auxiliaries of the 
church. Pastor E. M. RIDDLE. 

Lake Odessa, Michigan 

For the last nineteen years, the writer has 
been a reader of The Brethren Evangelist, 
and living in Indiana, has frequently read 
reports from the Campbell church and with- 
in his own mind there arose a certain amount 
of pity mingled with admiration, that a 
handful of Brethren people should be trying 
to cling, to the Brethren faith, in that far 
north land of sand hills and lakes. But now 
we have learned anew, that too often we pity 
where there need be none, and that where 
jiity should find itself bestowed in activity, 
we remain stoic. This is what we mean, 
Campbell Brethren church is not isolated, for 
she is but a four hour auto ride from Gosh- 
en, Elkhart and South Bend, and is located 
in one of the finest farming districts in 
Michigan or Indiana. Better still she is not 
a handful of inactive Brethren people, de- 
pendent on mission support, but rather has a 
membership numbering about 100 active and 
thorough Brethren people, who are not only 
awake to their own immediate work, but also 
to the work of the Brethren church at large. 

Last May, our work necessitated our re- 
signing our charge at Tiosa, Indiana, and 
moving to Grand Eapids, Michigan. Quite 
naturally, wc looked about at once to find a 
Brethren church and to our happy surprise, 
we found that the church that had so often 
awakened a needless pity was but thirty-two 
miles from us, and so throughout the summer 
months, very frequently we autoed our way 
to worship with Brother Anderson and his 
good people, who certainly did all thoy could 
to make us welcome. Then came National 
Conference and to our surprise fourteen of 
these good Brethren wended their way to 
Winona. And Brethren, this wasn 't bad for 
an "isolated" church. Then State confer- 
ence was approaching and Brother Anderson 
asked us to fill 'his pulpit for two Sundays 
while he attended conference and visited with 
the "boys" in Indiana. 'To our surprise he 
returned to tell us he had accepted a call to 
serve the Brethren at Sidney and Eoauokc, 
providing the Brethren here would accept his 
resignation and that we would complete his 
year's work here, stating that his action 
was suggested by the "boys" (Miller, Rench 
and Stuckman) that 'twas useless to have 
two Brethren preachers in one field when 
other places were vacant. So here wo are. 
pastor of that "pitiable, isolated church." 

Not out of courtesy but of truth, we can 
say that Brother Anderson did a very splen- 

did work here and was loved not only foi 
the efficient church work he did but for the 
splendid Christian character he showed among 
his neighbors and friends. 

The Campbell church is located in a trulj- 
Brethren vicinity, and we are planning that 
wc may now reap grain from the good seed 
as sowed by such Brethren as Winey, Thomas. 
Grisso, Miller, Anderson and others who have 
sowed with these good people in the past. At 
our last business meeting, it was decided 
that ^ve hold an evangelistic meeting the lat- 
ter part of May, and to this end we are 
praying and planning, and we know we shall 
have some good news for the church then. 

Wc are preaching to audiences of eighty- 
fi\e to one hundred and fifteen splendid lis- 
teners, and assisted by a ten voice choir. 

Thanksgiving Day found the chui'c'h filled 
with the good Brethren and theii' friends for 
an all day service, and was typical in more 
ways than one of that first Thanksgiving- 
Day, i. e., truly worshipful; then a bounte- 
ous dinner; and an offering of $83.25 for 
Homo Missions. Christmas eve found these 
good people and their friends together again 
and after a splendid program, they again 
lifted an offering of $.55.00 for the White 
Gift fund. And all this from the ' ' isolated ' ' 
church which we once pitied and now with 
joy try to serve. 

In closing, should any of you good Breth- 
ren of Indiana or Ohio, find yourselves wend- 
ing your way to the wonderful lakes of 
Michigan for your summer vacation, just re- 
member there is a real live Brethren church 
at Lake Odessa that will always bid you 
welcome. E. A. DUKER. 


It has been a long time since I have writ- 
ten to the Evangelist. I have a large circuit, 
and consequently am very busy. 

I am in my fourth year as pastor of Dar- 
win and Cambria. Our success 'has not been 
great, but we have had a pleasant time to- 
gether. In these churches are devoted Breth- 
ren families. Many from these churches will 
be among the blessed in this world and in 
the world to come, for faithful Christian ser- 
vice will be rewarded. 

New Paris, Indiana 

Having recieved a call for half time ser- 
vice from this church, we left the old home 
at Flora, October 1, and located here. For- 
mer pastors and records will bear me out 
that New Paris is one of our best churches 
in Indiana. Their membership is not large 
but their faith is great. There are many 
tit'hers here, and during services one need 
not be afraid in calling personally upon in- 
dividuals to pray. All special offerings are 
taken by the Sunday school. 

My churches are one hundred miles apart. 
The work is great. Some say I am too old. 
Please do not waste sympathy on me. I en- 
jov the work immensely. 


church here has been without a pastor for 
some time, the worl^ being carried on by the 
writer and a few others 'who supplied the 
pulpit. We had a splendid Christmas pro- 
gram rendered by the Sunday school. 

We are glad to report that Brother Earl 
W. Reed has come into our midst to be our 
resident pastor. Brother Reed and wife 
came to us from Sunnyside, Washington, and 
they were royally greeted by the severest 
snow stonn of the season, their train being 
snow-bound just four miles outside of Allen- 
town. And traffic in general was tied up veiry 
badly. But Brother Reed and his family 
took things good naturedly and finally 
reached the home of the writer, and stayed 
with us until such time that they became lo- 
cated in the parsonage. We ask the brother- 
hood to join us in prayer for Brother Reed 
and family and the work at this place. 



It has been some time since there appeared 
anything in the columns of The Evangelist 
from AUentown. But it has not been he- 
cause there has been nothing to report. The 


Having heard of the accident which re- 
cently befell Fannie Loptman, Brooklyn, N. 
Y., who is thirteen years old, crippling her for 
life, and knowing the bitter days ahead, 
Helen Keller, the deaf and blind pioneer 
woman, so widely known, wrote her: "I have 
just read in the newspaper about your acci- 
dent, and I feel I simply must write to you. 
1 am verj', very sorry. My heart is full of 
sympathy and love for the dear, brave little 
girl who is bearing everything with such 
sweetness and courage. All my life I have had 
unusual obstacles to overcome, and in spite 
of them I have found life beautiful. I !iave 
been able to do something for myself and 
others. You, too, dear Fannie, will learn to 
find beauty and happiness in the world. Grief 
and pain are but the soil from which springs 
the lovely plant, unselfishness. Be gentle and 
learn how to suffer. When one suffers pa- 
tiently, one suffers less. I am very much old- 
er than you, and many of the secrets of life 
which you will only learn little by little have 
been revealed to me. Believe me, dear, the 
future is shaped out of the past. Whatever 
you can do to live bravely without impa- 
tience, and without complaining, will help you 
to live some future day in joyful content- 
ment. When trouble first comes, we do not 
know what to do with it. We are bewildered. 
But after a little while we learn our new 
part — the thing we can do best — and we take 
up the task God puts into our hands with a 
smile in our hearts. I am sending you the 
story of my life because I hope it may encour. 
age you. You will see that even deafness 
and blindness are obstacles that can be over- 
come. ' ' When we read such a letter, we won- 
der no longer why or how Helen Keller is 
gTeat. iShe is great because her spirit is 
great, because her courage is great. We have 
quoted her letter here because we feel that so 
many of us need it at times graven upon the 
tables of our hearts. Her message will stand 
lis in good stead as we face seemingly un- 
surmountable difficulties, as all of us must 
sometimes. This courage, this faith is based 
in an unquestioning reliance upon the power 
of God to achieve through her. — The Ohria- 
tian Sun. 

PAGE 14 


JANUARY 28, 1925 

By Dr. rrank Crane 

JS'u uiiitttT what K muu 's work, lie cun do 
it better if he is well iniormed. Education, 
while it has a larger bearing than a meie 
preparation for one 's trade or profession, is 
the very best equipnwjut for any sort of eifi- 

Whatever your peculiar calling, your cxpeit- 
uess is more teUiug if it rests upon a basis 
of general culture. 

As a stenographer you will do better work 
and your c'hanoes of advancement are much 
greater if you are familiar with histoiy, know 
your (Shakespeare, and are not in doubt as to 
whether Botticelli is ' ' the name of a cheese or 
a violin. ' ' 

As a lawyer, doctor or i3rea,cher, your rep- 
utation wiU veiy likely rest as much upon 
your ' ' all rounOliess, ' ' your wide acquaint- 
ance with the inside of great books and the 
general impression that you are not a narrow- 
minded specialist, as it will upon your tech- 
nical finish. 

Culture means intellectua,! background. It 
means accumulated force behind your stroke. 
It means that you are not only capable your- 
self, but that you know how to absorb and 
use the capability of wiser persons. 

It gives you perspective. It increases your 
personality. It streugt'hens your influence. 

It keeps you from settling down to become 
a mere cog in the wheel, a little specialized 
piece of machinery to do a certain task, and 
makes you a Human Being, alive, vibrant, 

It makes you Somebody, not just Anybody. 

Many a mother has realized too late that 
she has no hold upon her children because of 
her lack of knowledge. They have grown up 
and gotten away from her. 

Many a man has risen in the business 

world only to be humiliated because he has 
neglected to acquire that education which 
alone 'would qualify him to mingle on terms 
of equality with well-informed people. 

In fact, no man or woman, who has neg- 
lected an education, does not bitterly regret 
it sooner or later. 

And no living person was ever sorry that 
lie had secured an education. 

There never was an age in the history of 
the world whe^ it was so true as it is now 
that "ivnowledge is Power." 

And Knowledge is open to Everybody. Its 
gates are unlocked, its door is unlatched, its 
road is as free as the king's highwajy. 

The only things that prevent any person 
from acquiring useful knowledge are laziness, 
self-indulgence, weakness and procrastiuation. 

Even if you did not get a chance to go to 
school, or if you failed to improve your op- 
portunity when young, you can still set out 
upon the royal road to Education if j-ou ha^ e 
the will. 

And even in the case of those who are col 
lege graduates, the best part of their educa- 
tion is gotten from their studies in the ten 
years after leaving school. There is no single 
thing so essential to Success, in whatever call- 
ing, as Education. 

It's a great thing to be forgiven — to be 
back in the old seat by the hearth-fire, the old 
score wiped off the slate, the heavy heart 
lightened, the Father smiling gently into your 
eyes. But there 's something more and yet 
better — to be cleaned up inside; the bad 
taken out and a new clean inside jjut in you. 
Jesus does both, though it cost his life to dcj 
it. — J. H. Jowett 

Eirst, life is a success because the skies are 
bright and the whole world is beautiful. Then 
life is a failure because every joy is in dan- 
ger of disappointment, and every confidence 
may prove untrue. IThen life is a success 
again because through disappointment and de- 
ceit it still has power to make a man pure 
and strong. He who has delighted in the 
outside pleasures and then bowled down in 
miseiy because they disappeared, rises up at 
last and stands upon his feet when he dis- 
covers that God has a far deeper purpose 
about him than to keep him gay and cheer- 
ful, and that is to make him good and with 
that deepest intention no accident can inter- 
fere; with that discovery all his despair dis- 
appears, and a self-respect, which is full of 
hope and ready for intelligence comes in its 
place. — Phillips Brooks. 

We must not forget that God is not idle 
when wdcked men are seeking to rob Him of 
His glory. 

When a man leaves the highway, there is 
no telling where he will bring up. Tliere are 
few men wise enough to pioneer in new lands. 


The little cares that fretted me, 

I lost them yesterday, 
Among the fields, above the sea, 

Among the muds at play; 
Among the lowing of the herds, 

The rustling of the trees, 
Among the singing of the birds, 

The humming of the bees. 

The foolish fears of what may pass, 

I cast them all away 
Among the clover-sceinted grass, 

Among the new-mown hay; 
Among the rustling of the corn, 

Where drowsy poppies nod. 
Where ill thoughts die and good are horn, 

Out in the fields with God. 

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

(Continued from page 6) 

the imagination can tliey be asci'ibed to a mere personal 
influence or principle. These five characteristics form, the 
figm-es ill the hand of certainty by which we grasp the 
glorious personality of the Holy Spirit. 

These chaacteristics subjected liim to slights and in- 
juries that can ONLY be ascribed to a personality: (1) He 
can be GRIEVED. "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of 
God, in whomj ye were sealed unto the daiy of redemption" 
(Epii. 4: 30). "But they rebelled, and grieved his Holy 
Spirit ; therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and him- 
self fought against them" (Psa. 63:10). 

He cau be Despised. "Of how much sorer punishment, 
think ye, shall he be judged Avorthy, who hath trodden 
.under foot the Son of God, and hath coimted the blood of 
the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, 
and hath DONE DESPITE unto the Spirit of grace." 
(Heb. 10:29). (2) He can be blasphemed. "Therefore I say 
unto you, every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto 
men ; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be for- 
given" (Matt. 12:31). (3) He can be resisted. "Ye stiff- 
necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always 
RESIST the Holy Spirit" (Acts 7:51). (4) He can be lied 
unto. " P>ut Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled 
thy heait to LIIO to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part 

of the price of the land" (Acts 5:3)? A mere principle 
eaimot sustain any of the above slights. Nothing but a 
personality can be blasphemed, lied to, resisted and grieved 
JolmstoAvu, Pennsylvania. 

(To be continued). 

Forty Years of Service 

(Continued from page 3) 

out. Service is not merely a good thing for the church, it is an 
e.sseutial to the life of the individual Christian. And he who is fullj 
alive cannot be kept from doing things for God. It is for this 
reason that young people of consecration must have something to 
do, ur their interest in the church and in the Kingdom will 
The committee work of Christian Endeavor makes provision for this 
need of service along certain legitimate and essential Unes. It 
trains them in the use of the Bible, the conduct of church services, 
the planning and execution of various religious a.ctivitics and the 
performance of service to the community. Thus it encourages not 
only the theory but the practice of the Christian life. 

An organization that is built around such fundamental princi- 
ples is destined to live. Only something more efficiently planned to 
ilo the work that Christian Endeavor is now doing will ever supplant 
it. But that has not, been discovered as yet. Many other organiza-. 
tions have been caUed to the service of the church, but there Is 
nothing that attempts to do the particular work that Christian En- 
deavor does, and succeeds so well. 

JANUARY 28, 1925 


PAGE 15 

White Gift Offering— Second 

Keceivcd up to last report, Jan. 5, $l,635.y(j 

Jiatherine Miller, 5.00 

Maurertown, Va. (additional), .... 8.00 

Elkhart, Imd., 35.00 

Hamlin, Kansas, 82.4o 

Falls City, Neb., 111.31 

Fairliaven, Ohio, Wooster \V. M. S., 5.00 

Burlington, lud., 20.00 

Flora, Ind., (additional) 11.00 

Wnshiugton, D. C, 120.28 

yt. James (additional), 10.55 

MilledgeviUe, 111., 73.57 

Waterloo, Iowa, ■ 181.65 

Sergeantsville, N. J., 7.50 

Hagerstown, Md., ■ 125.54 

Pleasant HiU, O., 12.40 

Fairhaven, Ohio, 11.66 

Mamie Leonard, Ft. Wayne, Ind.,. . 6.10 

Dallas Center, Iowa, 12.22 

LaV,erne, Cal., 11.00 

Ashland, Ohio (additional), 2.00 

Kittman, Ohio, 5.00 

North English, Iowa, 3.35 

Turloek, Cal., 17.25 

Allentown, Pa., 13.75 

Fremont, Ohio, 5.04 

Smithville, Ohio, 13.90 

West Alexandria, Ohio, 10.50 

Ardmore, Ind. (additional), 4.00 

Gratis, Ohio (additional), 25.82 

Uniontown, Pa., 37.27 

Fail-view, Washington C. H., O.,.. 11.78 

Sidney, Ind., 7.5li 

Pittstown, N. J., 5.00 

Campbell, Mich., 58.00 

Muneie, Ind., 58.04 

Laura E. N. H&drick 10.00 

Lathrop, Cal., 28.00 

Garwin, Iowa, 14.45 

Mt. Pleasant, Pa., 7.35 

Corinth, Ind., ■■ 15-J-O 

Total to date, $2,839.42 


Ashland, Ohio. 

Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 10) 
to a Father who appreciates the peculiar cir- 
cumstances surrounding our petitions and an- 
swering according to the best interests of all. 
Jesus points the way to the content of true 
prayer also and that content is intercession. 
In every point of this prayer Jesus ever 
keeps in mind the glorification of God. Every 
petition he makes keeps in mind t'he fact 
that the Father is directly concerned with 
the work of his Son — for it was the work the 
Father had given him to do — and hence he 
will answer the petitions since his will and 
wishes have been given the chief place. Right 
at this point wo can learn our lesson, viz.: 
Are we sure that the work we are doing is 
the work "God has given us to do?" Once 
/lUed with this conviction our prayers, our 
works and our life will all ring true to the 
"holy calling" wit'hin us. Doing God's work, 
living in his will, will have the effect of 
adding all the weight of eternal recognition 

to uui prayers. There is a rfal difference 
between ' ' going through the motions ' ' of 
prayer and "really praying." We ha\c all 
listened to prayers that have sounded right 
to us, but the question is: How did they 
sound to the Heavenly Father? Soft voices, 
bended knees, beautiful words, uxJlifted 
hands — these things are not praying, though 
they may become a very fine part of true 
prayer. The need in the heart, and the hon- 
est voicing of that need, coupled with the 
real conviction that we are doing his work 
and thinking God's thoughts after him makes 
for real power and efficacy in prayer. Read 
Jesus' prayer and you'll find this fact stand- 
ing out all through it. 

Did tile order of this prayer ever impress 
you? Note it. ± irst Jesus prays for himself; 
then he prays for 'his followers — both his im- 
mediate followers and all those who should 
ever believe on him. One might be con- 
strained to level the charge of seUishuess at 
this order of prayer did he not remember who 
it was who did the praying. The High Priest 
is going to enter the Holy of Holies bearing 
the blood of cleansing for all mankind with 
him and it is highly significant that he lays 
himself on the altar of prayer first so that 
the Father might duly approve the source of 
sacrifice. He had manifested God's glory 
among men; had passed on eternal life to 
others by medium of the true knowledge of 
the Eternal God; He had finished the worlc 
given him to do. Now he craves in this 
moment the eternal glory of God on the fin- 
ished product as he is about to close his 
earthly existence. With a prepared and glor- 
ified High Priest to intercede for us we can 
well be content with the superlative quali- 
ties of the salvation vouchsafed to us. 

Then Jesus prays for others. And there 
was real need for that prayer. With the 
earthly revelation of God which Jesus ha.d 
given his immediate disciples in his own 
life — a revelation that they had truly re- 
ceived — these men had been given to Christ. 
Hence t'he Master prays for his men that 
they shall not he taken out of the world but 
kept from the evil. As Jesus had a work to 
do from the Father, so these men had their 
task to complete. It was their high privi- 
lege to continue the revelation of God. By 
their person and life they must make known 
the Father. Not till all men had heard was 
the task to be finished. Permanency had 
crowned Jesus' work and the stamp of per- 
manency was to crown theirs. As Marcus 
Dods says: "The high task of discipleship is 
to give to men — a God." In this work 
"words will fail if our own life does not re- 
veal a presence men cannot help but recog- 
nize as divine." Christ says, "I am glori- 
fied in them." 

The prayer Jesus made for his immediate 
followers is applicable to us also for Jesus 
says, "Neither pray I for these alone, but 
for them also which shall believe on me 
through their word. ' ' Hence our present 
duty is to be that of having Jesus glorified 
in our lives; in finishing the work he has 
given us to do; and in being one with the 
Godhead as he and the Father are One. 

This last thought raises the question of the 
unity Jesus spoke about. Argument has been 

made with this for organic c'hurch unity, but 
Jesus is praying for Unity of Spirit and 
Unity of Purpose. Our God lo\ es diversity 
as far as that diversity touches the physical 
and natural world. Henae we see the riot of 
color in plants and flowers. Dispositions 
likewise — for if the Lord had desired us all 
alike he would have seen to it that the same 
hereditary background had been given to 
all of us. No, Brethren, the unity Jesus prays 
for is a unity found in the heart centers of 
life — a unity of purpose and spirit. We be- 
come one — as different members of the Chris- 
tian church — ^when we become like him. This 
is the only unity Christ longs for — ' ' that we 
may all be one in him. ' ' 

As we become one with him, the prayer 
follows that we should also "be with him 
where he is" and in these wonds the divin* 
consolation comes to us that we are not for- 
gotten when our work here is finished. As 
the High Priest had finished his given task 
and had prayed for a return to the ' ' gloiy he 
had with the Father before the world was" 
so he now prays that on the completion of 
our given task we also should be with him. 
"Hallelujah! what a Savior." May we find 
our task and worthily complete it, using as 
Jesus did, the "Open Sesame" of interces- 
sory prayer as our pathway to God. 




By W. A. Gearhart, Home Mission Secretary. 

General Fund 

Mr. & Mrs- C. E. Yagel, Kunlde, O.j 2.00 

W. M. S., Wooster, O., M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Svsdnehart, Woos- 
ter, O., M 5.00 

Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Mo., . . . .M 10.00 

B. H. Baxter, Mexico, Pa., M 5.00 

J. W. Beer, Nickerson, Kan., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Gerhart, Altoona, 

Pa„ M 2.50 

Walter L. Brandenburg, Linwood, 

Md., M 10.00 

B. F. MostoUer, Listie, Pa., M 20.00 

Sarah I-. Mason, Mulvane, Kan., . .M 25 00 

Br. Ch., Fremont, Ohio, Misc., 10.57 

Mrs. John Baringer, M 5.00 

Mrs. E. Ovelman, Lemasters, Pa., . . . 1.00 

Mrs. Anna E. Yarian, Roann, Ind.,M 5.00 

Br. Ch., New Paris, Ind., 50.00 

Mrs. 'Eugene Ormsby, Oswego, Ind., 2.00 
Mrs. Jacob S. iSwartz, Mt. Clin- 
ton, Va., M 10.00 

Jacob S. Swartz, Mt. Clinton, Va., M 5.00 

Elizabeth Winkler, Sterling, O., . .M 5.00 

Friend, DeGraff, O., 2.00 

Mrs H. A. Drummonds, Oriskany, V,a., 1.00 

Br. Ch., Biyan, O., Misc 9.35 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kerr, M 5.00 

S. H. Keiser, M 10.00 

Minnie Schad, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Erlsten, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Dunkin, M 5.00 

Total for Bryan Church to date,. . 150.00 

Br. Ch., Flora, Ind., 116.81 

B. T. Burnworth, M 5.00 

Everett Myer M 5.00 

Lee Myer, M 5.00 

Lester Fife, M 5.00 

Willing Workers, M 5.00 

Class No. 12, M 5.00 

Loyal Workers, M 25.00 

W.'M. S., M 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Belles, M 5.00 

Mr. & Geo. Silberman, M 5.00 

Achille Paolini, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. .Tames Belles, M 5.00 

(Continued on page 16) 

PAGE 16 


JANUARY 28, 1925 

Memorial to Isaac Ross 

Isaac Ross, eldest son of Jacob and Nancy 
Boss, was born near Danville, Ohio, March 
25, 1848 and departed this life at Hermosa, 
California, December 17, 1924 at the age of 
76 years, 8 months and 22 days. 

He was united in marriage with Louise 
Hammond, November 4, 1869. She preceded 
■him in death. May 24, 1903. 

More than fifty years of his life were spent 
in this community. The early part of that 
time he engaged in farming and later he de- 
voted all of his time to the ministry until 
recent years when his health would not per- 
mit active service. 

Early in life he became identified with the 
Brethren church and remained faithful to the 
church of his choice until death. After en- 
tering the ministry he served various 
churches in Ohio as well as serving Ashland 
College as trustee, and after the death of his 
wife he held pastorates in Flora, Indiana aud 
St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1906 he moved to 
California where he has since resided, ami 
held several pastorates in that state. He 
spent the .summer of 3923 in Ohio and en 
joyed a very pleasant visit with his many 
relatives and friends here. 

Surviving him are his five children, George 
and Jacob L., of Columbus, Ohio, Otto of 
Cleveland, Mrs. Nannie Jordan ot Pasadena 
California and Mrs. Nellie Metzger of Hei 
mosa, California, also two biotheis, Aloii/o 
J. of South Charleston, Ohio, Wm. L ot Al 
ron, Ohio and one sister. Mis C J Woil 
man of Danville, Ohio. EIcnlu gi iiukliililK ii 
and one great grandchild besides niin\ iili 
tives and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted at the 

Brethren ohurcdi in Danville. Ohio, by 
writer. Te.xt— Rev. 14:13. 



Brother Boss entered the ministiy at the 
age of 21 years. And was used of God in 
the church in bringing a number of souls tu 
the blessed Savior Jesus Christ. 

During Brother Ross' illness he was an- 
ointed twice and received a great blessing 
each time. About a week before God took 
him home he called to be anointed the sec- 
ond time, after the service a beautiful ex- 
pression came over him, as he said, ' ' I feel 
like .shouting my way to glory." 

His last words were words of life found 
in the book of God "I have fought a good 
fight— I have fought a good fight— I have 
fought a good fight, I have kept the faith." 

And he went home to be with Jesus, 

The funeral service was held in the First 
Brethren ehureh of which Elder Ross was a 
member. Many people said the services were 
very impressive. Seven elders, preachers of 
the Gospel of the Son of God, were on the 
platform and took part in the service. 'Elder 
Boaz, Elder A. P. Keed, Elder B. Schisler. 
Elder L. S. Bauman, Elder A. V. Kimmell. 
Elder E. M. Cobb, and the writer. Elder Reed 
called our attention to Brother Ross as a man 
of quick thought when called upon to speak 
without preparation. Elder Schisler and El- 

der Cobb well pictured him as a peacemaker. 
'Elder L. S. Bauman spoke of his firm stand 
for the whole Gospel at the beginning of the 
organization of The Brethren Church at Day- 
ton, Ohio, and how he stood for the Bible 
to the end. Elder A. V. Kimmell spoke 
about the impression that Brother Ross made 
upon him in his early ministry, also about 
his good work in the northern part of Cali- 

His body was carried by the six elders. 
Bauman, Cobb, Kimmell, Schisler, Boaz and 

Brother Ross was interested in the gener- 
al work of the brotherhood and 'he asked me 
to bring to him the last Church Annual. "WTien 

I told him it was not out yet, he said. Well, 
bring it when it comes. He also asked me to 
bring him over a number of the last Evan- 
gelist. He was a man that kept himself well 
posted, and was interesting to talk with on 
almost all subjects. 

His body was sent back to Buckeye City. 
(Now Danville) Ohio, to be placed by the 
side of his wife's body who preceded him. 

Our old soldiers are going one by one. God 
help those of us who remain to be worthy in 
his Name to carry on the work which they 
began. And in the morning of mornings of 
the homegoing may we all be found dressed 
in his righteousness, saved and cleansed 
through his blood. 



(Continued from page 15) 

A. B. Turner M 5.00 

Mrs. A. B. Turner M 5.00 

Church Misc. Offering, 30.50 

Allentown total, 73.00 

Br. Ch. & S. iS., (Bethel), Berne, 

Ind 210..54 

G. W. Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kan.,. . 2.00 

Br. Ch., Glenford, 20.25 

Br. Ch., Campbell, Mich., 55.95 

Br. Ch., Sergeantsville, N. J., Misc., 22.50 
Mrs. D. L. BoTSTnan, Forest Grove, 

Oregon, 1.50 

Br. Ch., Elkhart, Ind., Misc 140.00 

Mrs. Walter Maj;son, Elkhart, lnd.,M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Oakville, Ind., Mise , 43.02 

S. Lowman, M 5.00 

0. L. McShirley, M 5.00 

Lewis Skinner, M 2.50 

Total for Oakville, 100.52 

Br. Ch., Huntington, Ind., Misc., . . . 9.90 

Gertnide Leedy M 5.00 

W. M. S., ; M 5 00 

Total, 19.90 

Br. Ch., Hamlin, Kans., Misc., 34.32 

N. P. 'Eglin, M 25.00 

G. F. Berkley, M 20.00 

B. M. Berkley, M 10.00 

S. L MUler, M 10.00 

W. M. S., M 10.00 

G. W. Dowell, M 5.00 

Virgil Hess, M 5.00 

Total, 119.32 

Br. Ch., .South Bend, Ind., 47.50 

Br. Ch., Mt. Zion, O 26.10 

H. B. Inboden, M 5.00 

Versie Inboden, M 5.00 

Mary A. Inboden, M 5.00 

Adda M. Inboden, M 5 00 

Mrs. E. C. Mercer, Partridge, Kan.,M 5.00 
Br. Ch. (Highland), Marianua, Pa., 

L. E. Moore & Mrs., M 10.00 

Abigail T'heakston, M 4.00 

Mary Gipe, Waldron, Mich., 2.00 

G. E. Society, Altooua, Pa M 5.00 

Third Br. Ch., Phila., Pa., Misc., 32.77 

Ellen Struth, M 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Allen Wheateroft, M 5.00 

Romig Family M o 00 

Geo. Struth, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Morgan il ."i.OO 

Mrs. I. Lick, .M 7.5U 

Mr & Mrs. L. S. Kolb, '.M 7.50 

Mr. & Mrs. S. Ayling M 5.00 

Senior C. E. Society, M 15.00 

Hannah Sprang, il 5.0U 

Mrs. J. Greenwood M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. Tyson il 5.00 

J. Muller it 7.00 

J. E. Braker M 7 00 

Total, 152.0-t 

Br. Ch., N. Manchester, Ind., Misc., 29.52 

Volunteer Bible Class M 45.0(1 

Loyal Workers ' Class, M 60 00 

20th Ceutuiy Class, M 27.35 

Beacon Lights, M U.5i) 

Men's Bible Class, M 106.00 

Ada Ebbinghouse M 5.00 

J. L. Warvel, M 5.00 

J. W. Domer M 5 ,00 

Edyth O. Fair, M 5.00 

Isaiah Hoover ■ il 5.00 

Union Ohmart M 5.00 

.1. R. iSchutz, M 5.00 

Mrs. J. Wolfe, M 5.00 

Geo. Conrad, . M 5.00 

HeniT Hoover M 5.00 

.7. J. Wolfe M 5.00 

Total 346.42 

Br. Ch., Clay City, Ind . Misc 26.35 

Edith L .Andrew JI 5.00 

Mollie Andrew, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Roush, M 2.00 

D. V. & Katy Overholtzer, M 5.00 

C. 'E. Society, M 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. N. V. Leatherman. M 5.00 
Robert R. Goshorn, ($10.00 pledged). 


Total 61.85 

'Sir. & Mrs. H. B. Lehman, Glcndale, 

Arizona M 50.00 

Br. Ch. -College Corner), Wabash, 

Ind 13.81 

.John Budd, Van Wert. 1.00 

Mrs. J. R. Kimmel, McLouth, Kan.,M 5.00 

Rubv McPherson, McLouth, Kan.,.. 1.00 

Br. Ch., Berlin, Pa 88.70 

Fred F. Piatt & Wife, Berlin, Pa., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., N. Liberty, Ind 44.75 

Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Wolfe M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Gretna, Bellefontaine, O., . . 57.02 

(To be continued). 

■Jcrlin, Pa, 


Volume XL VII 
Number 5 

February 4, 




The Faith o£ Abraham Lincoln, in His Own Words 

, -^ ~->.^ I believe in God, the Almighty Ruler of nations, 

our great and good' and merciful Maker, our Father 
in, heaven, who notes the fall of a sparrow, and num- 
bers the hairs of our heads. 

I believe in his etei*nal truth and justice. 
I recognize the sublime truth announced in the 
Holy Scriptures and proved by all history that those; 
nations only are blest whose God is the Lord. 

I believe that it is the duty of nations as well as 
of men to own their dependence upon the over-ruling 
power of God, and to invoke the influence of lus Holy 
Spirit; to confess their sins aud transgressions in 
humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine re- 
pentance Avill lead to mercy and pardon. 

I believe that it is meet and right to recognize and 
confess the presence of the Almighty Father equally in our triumphs and in those 
sorrows which we may justly fear are the punishment inflicted upon us for our 
presumptuous sins to the needful end of our reformation. 

1 believe that the Bible is the best gift v>'hieh God has ever given to men. All 
the good from the Savior of the world is commiuiicated to us through this book. 

1 believe the will of God prevails. Without him all human reliance is vain. 
Without the assistance of that Divine Behig, I cannot succeed. With that assis- 
tance I cannot fail. 

Being a humble instrument in the hands of our heavenly Father, I desire that 
all my words and acts may be according to his \\ill ; and that it may be so, I give 
thanks to the Almighty and seek His aid. 

I have a solemn oath registered in heaven to finish the work I am in, m full 
view of my responsibility to God', with malice toward none; Avith charity for all; 
with firmness in the right as God gives me to see the right. Commending those 
who love me to his care, as I hope in their prayers they will commend me I look 
through the lielp of God to a joyous meeting with many loved ones gone before. 
— William B. Barton in The Soul of Abraham Lincoln. 



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iSciious — G. W. Reneli, 

Benevolence Day Oifering — Editor, 

A Worthy Purpose — Kditor, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Tbe Personality of the Holy Spirit — L. Or. Wood, . . . . 

Giving God His Own— Mrs. G. T. Bonk, 

The Logic of Modernism — Alva J. McClain, 

A Personal Inquiiy for the New Year — J. E. Schutz, 
Joy in Christ Jesus — Alvin Byers, 

God 's Kingdom Within Eeach — H. (E. Price, 9 

Our Worsiip Program — Editor, i) 

Sunday School Notes — Edwin Boardman, lU 

Eudcavorer's Eolation to the Ohurch — Hazel Orownover, 11 

Junior Notes — Ida Weaver li 

The Wahabis and the Pall of Mecca, 12 

What Finger Tips Tell — Nazala Samarian, 12 

News from the Field, ; . . . . 1.3-1 o 

The Church 's Obligation — Dr. H. W. Sweets 15 


Serious. By G. W. Rench 

"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, 
who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his 
kingdom; Preach the word" (2 Tim. 4:1- 2). 

A fearful charge. Why? "Therefore" (chap .3:16, 17). Before 
whom? "Before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ." The occasion? 
Judgment, certain judgment. Who? "The living and the dead." 
When? "At his appearing and his kingdom." Now, at his appear- 
ing I shall be among the "living," or the "dead." Hence, he will 
deal with me. A weighty charge, a most serious obligation looks nir 
.square in the face. At this moment my heart is saying, "Why cavil, 
why arg'ue"? Escape from that charge, there is none. It is doubly 
serious, because in whose name I have gone out, HE TELLS ME 
WHAT I AM TO SAY. As though tiying to escape from myself — 
to throw off the seriousness of the charge — I seek light from other 
translations. But the seriousness is only more serious as I investi- 
gate the charge. Listen to Moffatt: "In the presence of God and of 
Christ Jesus wha will judge the living and the dead, in the light of 
his appearance and his; reign, I adjure you to preach the word ; keeji 
at it in season and out of season, refuting, cheeking, and exhorting 
men; never lose patience with them, and never give up your teach- 
ing." There seems but little else to do, indeed e.xpected, but to 
' 'carry on." 

But after all, it would be much more serious, if I were to fur- 
nish the mes.sage. In that case, what would I do, what could I do? 
My friends have told me many times what I ought to preach, and 
they did not always agree, and it's a relief to feel that the matter 
'has been taken out of their hands. After thinking it all over, it 
would seem strange, would it not, that our God would send a mes- 
senger to the world, and give him no special message to deliver, but 
leave it to stiit the whims of the times? We hear the Author of our 
eternal salvation say, "Father, the words which thou hast given 
me, I 'have given them." Now, that gives me relief — gives me hope; 
for in that all but staggering charge Paul says, "Preach the word." 
Then, following my author a little more closely, I hear him say, 
"Hold fast the form of sound words, whici thou hast heard of nie, 
in faith and love w'hioh is in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim. 1:13). And 
again, "That they strive not about words to no profit, but to the 
subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto Gml, 
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly di\iding the 
word of truth" (2 Tim. 14, 15). 

Yes, Paul says to his ambassadors, "preach the word": "strive 
not about words to no profit"; "study"; "rightly di\iding the 
word of truth." Then, what excuse can any one give for "giving 
lieed to seducing spirits"? 

In speaking of the qualifications of an elder, Paul says (Titus 
1:0), "Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that 
'ho may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the 
gainsayers. " The "gainsayers" referred to here are evidently those 
who are opposed to sound doctrine," and attempt to substitute their 
own humanisms for it. There have always been such gainsayers in 
the church and as the church grows in numbers, so do t'hey. The 
method of dealing with such pests is clearly set forth: "by sound 
lioctriue both to exhort and convince the gainsayers." Show up his 
false position with the word of God; "exhort with all long suffering 
and doctrine ' ' ; that 's the scriptural plan. Has any one ever found 
a better plan? Has there ever been a better plan to prevent sores 
that would be next to impossible to heal? "For there are many 
unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circum- 
cision: whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, 
teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake." Smash 
their argtiment with "sound doctrine," and then exhort (plead) t'hat 
they get on the main track and push foi-waid. As long as a brother 
IS honest, if such a course does not prevail, he is a subject of pity. 
If he is not honest, that fact will soon be known and he will soon 
destroy 'liimself. 

In the 80 's the Brethren people forgot "the sound doctrine," 
"exhortating men; never lose patience with them, and never give 
up your teaching," method. They substituted legislation. They 
hurled at their brethren ' ' enactments. ' ' Had it not been for these 
enactments the progressive -nong of the church could not have gotten 
a foot-hold. It is hard for enemies to stand out against ''sound 
doctrine," "patience," and loving "exhortation," and obtain sym- 
pathy of needed friends. I do not hesitate to say that whenever our 
own conference begins to hand out "enactments" instead of "sound 
doctrine," and exhortation, to head off the gainsayers, the history 
Ol the SO's will be repeated among us. "Wben men trifle with the 
vi-ord of God they must take the consequences, that 's all. The people 
who are not forgetful hearers, but doers of the word shall be blessed 
in their deeds. Congregations have been shipwrecked because of the 
same method. "Sound doctrine," "patience." "exhortation," have 

FEBRUARY 4k, 1925 



i:o substitutes in dealing with, mistaken and misguided men. Let us 
"take heed unto" — ourselves. 

After all, does not selfishness play a large part in our substitutes 
for the plain program of God? To be nerved and fired in a great 
debate is so exciting. When the votes are counted, to be thrilled 
with victory as it is announced that our measure went through, or 
our nominee was elected, may be looked upon as a measure of our 
popularity. All this may feed our vanity, but what is all of that 
corapaved with God 's measure of his servants in the task he has given 
us of preaching the word! "Apart from me," says our gi-eat Lead- 
er "ye can do nothing." There will ba enough to bother us, as our 
Lord comes to claim his own, without the memory of the fact tliat 
we are doing nothing worth while. But when we remember our higJi 
calling and work ' ' together with him, ' ' when we remember that wc 
"were bought with a price," when we make his program our pro- 
gram, there vsdU be no room for uneasiness, no place for doubt. 
Fidelity to Jesus is not only the guarantee of a successful life, but 
we Shall have some part with the One who has said, ' ' So shall wo 
ever be with the Lord." That sobering charge, "preach the word"; 
that serious charge, "before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ"; that 
day of reckoning, "at his appearing and his kingdom"! "Preach 
the word. ' ' 

South Bend, Indiana. 


February 22 

The Purpose is Two-Fold 

1. For support of Superannuated Ministers. 

2. For support of the Brethren Home. 

The Goal Is: 

1. An average of at least 40 cents per member for the Superannu- 
ated Ministers. 

2. An average of at least 40 cents per member for the Brctliieji 

Send the Offering 

1. For the Aged Ministers to Herman Roscoe, Secretary, Goshieu, 

2. For the Brethren Home to Henry Rinehart, Treasurer, Flora, 

Don't Gret Confused 
There are two distinct church Boards asking for funds and to 
each General Conference has given permission to ask for a definite 
amount, which represents their minimum requirement. Try to raise 
the ammints — forty cents for each purpose, or eighty cents in all — 
and send each amount to the proper Board representative. 


These interests are vital and every member of every chui-ch 
should be ready and willing to give the small amount asked of him. 
And every pastor and official board should not fail to bring this call 
to the attention of their membership and urge upon themj the impor- 
tance of a generous response. The aged ministers have gone four 
months Avithout their pensions — and that in the midst of a severe 
winter. Many of them are w^hoUy dependent upon the church for 
their .support and shall we be unconcerned while they are made to 
suffer because of our neglect? Would you like to meet them per- 
sonally after such neglect? Remember, they have given their lives 
in service to the church for little or no compensation. We arf-. 
indebted to them. 

A Worthy Purpose 

February Sth will be the third annual observance on the part of 
many churches of what is called "Race Relations Sunday." It is 
an effort to promote better relations among the black and white 
races, as well as among others dwelling together in this wonderful 
land of ours. And the purpose is entirely worthy and c'hurches may 
well do something out of the ordinary on that day that will tend to 
lessen racial prejudices and antagonisms. God has brought the 
peoples fi-om the four corners of the earth to our very doors anJ 
presented us with an unparalleled opportunity of not only teaching 

but of exemplifying the Gospel of Christ. And yet this is the very 
thing we have been most loath to do. We have overflowed with 
sympathetic regard for the heathen of all races in the far-away lands, 
but we have in a very large measure held tenaciously to our race 
prejudices and maintained a strict let-them-alone policy toward the 
colored race and the foreigners in America. This is not consistent 
nor is it Christian, i It is hoped that this occasion may be the means 
of starting churches and church leaders to thinking more seriously of 
their duty in this regard and of planning ways of breaking down the 
barriers of misunderstanding and even bitterness of feeling that too 
widely exist and whic'h work against the unity and strength both of 
American Christianity and the American Government. 


A prayer that is so selfish that it will not reach out will prove 
so leadi'n that it cannot rise. 

"Peace on earth" is not expected until men are willing to re- 
linquish their class hatreds, race prejudices, financial jealousies and 
selfish nationalism and allow the spirit of good will and brotherhood 
to have large place in their lives. 

Dean J. Allen Miller of Ashland and Dr. M. A. Witter of Waynes- 
boro, both members of the Foreign Board, were in attendance at the 
great International Missionary Conference recently held in Washing- 
ton, D. C, and these brethren promise to Share some of the good 
things received there with the Evangelist readers in the near future. 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, pastor of the Ashland Brethren church,, was 
sent by his congregation to the Ohio Pastors' Conference recently 
held at Columbus and came 'home greatly enthused over the evan- 
gelistic note that was there sounded so strongly. Possibly a num- 
ber of other Ohio pastors were there, also, but for the benefit of the 
many who could not attend Brother Bame has promised us a report 
of his impressions. 

All the pastors of all the denominations of As'hland county, Ohiu, 
were engaged in an evangelistic effort for three weeks in January, 
holding union services every night in one or more churches in every 
town and village in the county. As a result of this county-wide cam- 
paign the churches have been greatly stirred with the spirit of 
evangelism, many indifferent people have been awakened to their 
duty and the work and influence of the church have been brought 
greatly to the front in the public mind. This has become the signal 
for an intensive evangelistic effort by practically every church on 
its own account between now and Easter time. 

Hi"thcr A. E. Thomas sends some "radiograms in evangelism'' 
v/hich are very interesting. He begins at Beaver City, Nebraska, 
Avhere Brother A. E. Whitted is pastor and where he got a little 
iirst hand knowledge of a western blizzard, which worked consider- 
ably against the success of the meeting. With the opening of the 
new year we find him in Mt. Pleasantly Pennsylvania, w'here he suc- 
ceeds, with the co-operation of the pastor, Brother W. A. Crofford 
and other special helpers and a loyal congregation of Christian peo- 
ple, in securing the forty-eight confessions of Christ. It was a great 
meeting and should mean much for the upbuilding of the; Mt. Pleas- 
ant church. 

Brother H. E. Eppley was recently called to assist the Loree, 
Indiana, congregation and its pastor, Brother C. A. Stewart, in an 
evangelistic cajnpaign. Contrary to many reports, he saj's, "The 
weather was just right." It is refreshing to hear of one ready to 
accept good naturedly Whatever kind of weather a season may bring 
-forth. This does not infer, of course, that we may not be hindered 
by weather conditions from carrying out our plans as scheduled or 
that raging storms and zero temperature may not interfere with re- 
vival meetings. Bnt it is something to be able to accept philosop'h- 
ically whatever kind of weather comes and to keep right on ' ' saw- 
ing wood. ' ' The attendance at these meetings was good through- 
out which indicates that the congregation gave loyal support to the 
leaders in this campaign. 



FEBRUARY 4, 1925 


The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

By L. G. Wood 

{Being a Series of Lectures Delivered at the Pennsyhania District Conference, Johnstoivn, Oct. 13-17, 1924. 

Published in Parts. Part II) 

IV. His Works Proclaim Personality. (1) He 
SPBAIvS. "But the Spirit saith expressly that in the latei' 
times some shall fall away from the faith" (1 Tim. 4:1). \ 
speaker is a person; no influence or piinciple can speak. (2) 
He testifies. "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will 
send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth 
wMch proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear WITNESS 
of me" (John 15:26). (3) He TEACHES and Quickens the 
mind. ' ' But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the 
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, 
and bring all things to your remembrance, that I said unto 
you (John 14:26). (4) He Guides. "I have yet many things 
to say unto you" but ye can not bear them now. Howbeit 
when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall GUIDE you 
into all truth" (John 16:12-13). (5) On one occasion he for- 
bade Paul to speak the word in Asia (Acts 16:6). In the 
above passages the Holy Spirit is said to speak, to testifj', 
to quicken, to teach, to guide and forbid. All of these things 
unite in showmg the Holy Spirit to be a person, for nothing 
but a person could do them. 

V. The Deity of the Trinity proclaims the Personality 
of the Holy Spirit. The late Dr. Griffith Thomas, in his, 
"The Holy Spirit of God" says: "It is, of course, perfectly 
true that the term, person, is used today in connection -^^ath 
human life quite different from its use in comiection with 
the Godheajd. But it is also tnie that no other term has 
yet been found adequate to express the essential distinctions 
in the Godliead. The word person has a fullness and total- 

, ity of meaning of its own, and certainly nothing short of the 
inclusive completeness of personal being can be ijredicated, 
a+ any moment, of God — whether Father, Son or Holy 
Spirit." "The Trinity in the New Testament is primarily 
revealed in connection A\ith the historic manifestation of 
Christ. It arises out of the Incarnation, and the Incarna- 
tion implies Deity by the Virgin Birth; if the Incarnatioi; 
is real the Trinity is true. Redemption comes from the 
Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spiiit. A clear con- 
ception of the PERSONALITY of the Holy Spirit is neces- 
sary if his living relation to the individual human spirit and 
to the spii-it-bearing community is to be adequately realized 
The Deity of the Spirit is a uecessai-y consequence of his 
Personality, for that whicli is attributed to his Personality 
involves his Deity. This belief is based oil the fact of Scrip- 
ture, especially on the revelation of Christ. The allusions 
to the Holy Spirit are such as cannot possibly be predicated 
of anyone else than God himself. 

VI. The Church's Program proves the Personality of 
the Holy Spirit. AAHien Je.sus Clirist outlined this program, 
and gave to the church her marching orders in his Great 
Commission (Matt. 28:18, 19, 20), he said, "'Wait for the 
promise of the Father" (Acts 1:4); "But ye shall receive 
power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you; and ye 
shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all 
Judea, and in Samaria, and UNTO THE UTTERMOST 
PART OF THE EARTH" (Acts 1 :8). Thus the missionary 
work of the church is merely responding to the Personal call 
and equipment of the Holy Spirit. May it not be that the 
slowness of the church's response to this challenge, is 
traceable to her lack of comprehending the PERSONALITY 
of the call. His call was very personal to Barnabas and 
Saul. "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the 
Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the 

Avork whereiuito I have called them" (Acts 13:2). It may be 
said that to understand the Personality of the Holy Spirit, 
in his relation to the Christian is to understand two things 
. . . the New Testament and the Christian church ... In 
them and in their mutual relations we have the only ade- 
quate Avitness of what the Holy Spirit means for the Chris- 
TION OF GOD : To the men who Avrote the New Testament 
and to those for whom they wrote the Spirit was not a doe- 
trine, but a PERSON, an EXPERIENCE, yea a LIFE. 

In a sense tlus covered everything they included in 
Christianity. In the divine economy, the Second Person in 
the Godhead (Jesus Christ) is the source of all Revelation, 
while th^ Third Person, (The Holy Spirit) is the source of 
all Inspiration. In all ages and under all dispensations, the 
Eternal Word has been the Revealer, and the Eternal Spirit 
the Inspirer of all Scripture truth. These two great facts 
constitute the pillar upon which must rest the true theory 
respecting the divine origin aaid inspiration of the Holy 
Scriptures. For uistance, Peter, in referring to the source 
of Inspiration, says: "Prophecy came not in old time by the 
will of men, but Holy men of God spake as they were 
MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST" (2 Peter 1:21). I am 
not surpiised that those who deny the verbal inspiration of 
the Bible also deny the Virgin birth of our Lord and the 
Personality of the Holy Spirit. The Bible claims universal 
doaujinion, saying to its followers, "Go and disciple all the 
nations," and "Go ye into all the world, and preach the 
Gospel to the whole creation"; but its aims to achieve its 
triumjjh without the least violence, reljang wholly upon the 
persuasiveness of love, and the convincing, converting and 
regenerating energy of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, 
through the Word subjects the i^niverse to the glory of 
God, giving HIM and not man, giving HIM and not nature, 
giving HIM and not law, the foremost place ; and although 
this is denied by some shallow thinkers, as "the gospel of 
selfishness^" it is so reasonable that Cai'lyle, although an 
unlseliever, deliberately said, "Man's chief end is to glorify 
God and enjoy him forever," adding, "no gospel of dirt, 
teaching that men are descended from frogs through mon- 
keys, can ever set that aside." There is mi;eh being said 
today about Reason and Rationalism — Whatever these teruLs 
mean — but reason as it relates to Christian truth, is THAT 
WAY TOWARD THE INFINITE. Let it be -said again thar 
reason is important and essential, but it is one of several 
faculties, all affected by sin. The Holy Spirit does not take 
;nvay our reason, but he cleanses and illumines it to do 
proper service. In its province of testing the credentials 
of revelation it is a vital part of our being, but it is equally 
vital, to its dlity to bo\^' to those credentials when it has 
tested them satisfactorily. AVMle therefore we value every 
opportunity, for examination, inquiry, and consideration, 
we must never forget that : IN THE LAST RESORT THE 
necessarily experience this Divine authority, Ave must also 
remember that it is not the EXPERIENCE hut the 
.\UTHORITY AA'hieh is supreme. No real Christianity is 
pos.sible Avhich is not dei'ived from the Ncav Testament as 
the purest source of our knoAvledge of Christ, Avho is God's 

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authority for life inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT. The great 
thing, in the Christiaji religion is not a God whom we know 
but a God who knows us. In many of the so-called, modern 
movements of the last few years, there emerges one feature 
common to the many: the tendency to ignore the primitive 
]-evelation and to forget that the Source of that revelation 
is still its Safeguard and Illuminator. All en-or, intellec- 
tual and fanatical comes in this way. Contrarimse, the 
only guarantee of preserving Christianity in its purity and 
fulness will be insistence on the supremacy of Divine reve- 
lation in Scripture, and the necessity of the Holy Spirit as 
its PERSONAL guard and guide. Any movement which 
severs the WORD from the SPIRIT tends inevitably to 
deny both;' whether it be Development in Roman Catholi- 
cism, Evolution in Modernism, Mysticism in Quakerism, or 
Intellectualism in Rationalism, Nothingism in Ed'dyism, or 
the Deception of Spiritism. Primitive, full, pure Chris- 
tianity will only be assured as we rest everything upon the 
supreme authority of Divine re^■elation in Holy Scripture, 
illuminated, guarded, and developed by the Holy Spirit. 

When these two are thus united and made our supreme 
standard, we kno-\v the truth and' the truth makes us free , 
we love the truth, and the truth makes us safe ; we follow 
the truth, and the truth makes us strong, sure, satisfied 
for then we become united to him vdio is the Truth ; we are 
his disciples indeed, and are led by the "Spirit of Truth." 

There must be something weak in the logic, or wrong 
in the heart of the man who bows before Christ as tht- 
Greatest of the great and says many things about his lieau 
tiful life, aiiid then turns from him when he speaks of the 
Scriptures as the "word of God," — ^"Blessed are they that 
hear the word of God, and keep it" (Mark 7:12). 

Again: "The Scripture can not be broken" (John 10: 
35). Blessed! yea, thrice blessed in this world and the 
woi'ld to come. Have 3^ou never seen a conscience racked 
by remorse suddenly escape from the grasp of the tonnentor, 
and lifted up into the smiles of a reconciled God? Have 
you never seen a heart overwhelmed vdth sorrow soothed 
into a calmness when the "Peace be still" of Jesus fell 
upon the winds and the waves? Have you never seen a poo? 
wanderer groping his way, like one lost in a mlderness 
come forth into certainty, and move forward with a firm 
tread, crying out, "Thy Woi'd is a lam^D^ unto my feet, and 
a light unto my path?" Have you never seen a man who 
had been held fast in the fetters of some infernal vice break 
his manacles, and exult in the liberty of the sons of God? 
Have yoii never seen a dying Christian face eternity with 

a smile, and wliispering, "I d'esire to depart, and to be with 
Christ, which is far better, "go hence as if bom by angel 
hands to the mansions of the Father's house?" I have read 
of a young man whose hatred of Christ was the burnmg 
passion of his life become a believer in Christ, and manj 
years after, was honored with a martyr's death for Christ, 
shouting with joy, "I have fought a good fight, I have fin- 
ished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is 
laid up for me a crowai of righteousness, which the Lord, 
the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to 
me only, but unto all them also that love his Appearing" 
(2 Tim. 4:7, 8). 

It is the Personal Energy of the Holy Spirit which fur- 
nishes this Supernatural, Abundant and Overcomuig expe- 
rience to every trustful, dutiful child of the King. 

Then it may be said : ' ' Their life is hid with Christ in 
God;" their work of faith is wrought out in the unseen 
abode of the Spirit; their labor of love is prompted by a 
loyal obedience to the Lord, who is absent in "a far corui- 
tiy" to wliich both he and they belong; their sufferings are 
not their own but his, who, from out of the Glory could ask, 
"Why persecutest thou me?" Their worsMp is of the 
i'ather m Spirit and in Truth before the mercy seat, "in 
the light which no man can approach unto;" their peace is 
"the peace of God," which can never be disturbed by any 
fear or t}-ouble which eternal ages might disclose ; their 
joy is "joy in the Lord,'.' its .spring is in God and ever deep- 
ening in its perpetual flow ; their hope is the coming of the 
Son of God from heaven and the vision of the King in liis 
beauty amidst the unspeakable splendors of his Father's 
house, and through all the way both, "thorns and flowers" 
l:iy which they are journeyingi to the heavenly couiatry ; it is 
the blessed Holv Spirit ^vho is leading them. 


"Seize your staff! beyond this heith, 

We shall find the infinite light ! 

Gird your tliigh ! though s■\^'ord shall hew. 

Paths that reach the untroubled blue ! 

Though dark mountains form the stair, 

It is ours to climb and dare ! 

Law, Truth and Love — the peaks are three, 

Sinai, Olivet and Calvary." 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

(To be continued) 

Giving God His Own 

By Mrs. G. T. Ronk 

^Read before the W. M. S. session of the Mid- West District Conference) 

In the discussion of this subject the first thing we shall 
coixsider is, "What belongs to God'?" The Bible says, 'The 
earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof." "The silver 
and the gold is mine, saith the Lord." "Evei-y beast of the 
forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills." As 
we have agreed as, Christians to take the Bible as our rule 
of faith and practice, the evidence seems conchisive that all 
is his. He has placed us here on earth and given us all 
things to use, asking only that we return a portion "as in- 
terest. ' ' 

People of earliest times recognized this obligation. Cain 
and Abel offered sacrifices unto the Lord; Abraham gave a 
tenth; Jacob vowed that a tenth of all he possessed should 
be given to the Lord. That pi'inciple of giving tithes and 
offerings was incorporated in the Mosaic law and the chil- 
dren of Israel were obligated to give a tenth as God's right- 
ful share before they could begin to give him offerings. It 
is a significant fact that a^ long as they gave God the tithe 
they prospered, when they failed to do so, they suffered. A 
solemn warning which we may well take to ourselves is 

given by Jehovah at the very beginning of Israel's history 
a-i a nation: Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God 
— when thou hast eaten and are full, and hast built goodly 
houses and dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy 
flocks multiply, and thy silver and gold is multiplied, and 
all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted 
ui^ and thou forget the Lord thy God — and say in thine 
heart. My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten 
n;e this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God 
for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth — and it 
shall be if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God — ye shall 
surely perish." And Malachi, the last of the prophets to 
the restored remnant after the Captivity brings this ter- 
rible accusation: "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have 
robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In 
tithes and offerings." 

In the New Testament we find that Christ's teachings 
are against the selfish accumtilation of wealth. "Lay not 
up for YOURSELVES treasures on earth." "It is easier for 
a camel to enter in through the eye of a_ needle than for a 



FEBRUARY 4, 1925 

rich mail to enter into the kingdom of God. Christ demands 
more than the tenth he demands that we be stewards ad- 
ministering honestly his possessions. Paul in working out 
the principles of givuag as taught by Christ gives iLS a 
method which is both systematic and proportionate to oul- 
wealth. "As I have given order to the churches of Galatia," 
says he, in writing to the Corinthian church, "even so do 
ye. Upon the first day of the week let eveiy one of you 
lay by him in store, as God has prospered him." And he 
also says, "It is required in stewards that a man be found 
faithful." So we see that the New Testament increases 
rather than decreases our obligations to tithe. 

Some one may a,sk, "Why does God demand his sliaro 
in tithes and offerings?" First, for our ov^m good. We 
become selfish and narrow if we hoai'd our all; we become 
extravagant and profiigate if we spend all on ourselves. It 
is necessary for our soul's growth to think of others, to 
spend for others. John, the beloved disciple, says that the 
love of God does not abide in the one who hath this world's 
goods and refuses to help his brother in need. 

Then, for the good of others. Millions are dying in 
anguish because they have never heard of the loving Savior. 
Millions are begging for teachers to teach them the "Way of 
liife." Let me give you the sad stoiy of little Yamara as 
told by Dr. Gribble in a recent letter. "She is the daughter 
of CMef Baboua. When I passed she came to me telling me 
she would stay with me always. As the government does 
not permit our having native women in and around the rest 
houses. I was unable to take the child, but promised to take 
her at Yalouki. I had not yet reached Baboua on my return 
when I heard her sad fate. Some of my boys who were Ije- 
hind me on the path asked me if I saw Yama.ra. Since I 
replied in the negative they told me her story — carried off 
by an infidel native soldier to be his paramour ! One of thoso 
was he who heard and openly scoffed at the Word, saying 
that when we die, we die like the dogs, and that all those 
tales of a life after death are false! "But how," I ex- 
claimed, "did I miss seeing her?" "Oh, the soldier hid her 
in a Init while you were passing." one of the boys replied. 
Another said, "How she cried when we told her you had 
passed!" Evidently she had hoped, and the soldier had 
feared that I would rescue her! Yet God is able and wo 
hope yet to rescue Yamara and have her A^dth us for Chris 
tian training." Thousands of little girls like Yamara are 
suffering a similar or worse fate. It takes money to send 
missionaries, establish schools, provide homes for them. It 
takes God's rightful share of our substance to evangelize 
the world'. 

But I hear some woman say, "I do not have an inde- 
pendent income and my husband does not believe in giving 
tithes, so that absolves me." Not so, sister. Do you not 
handle much of the family income in administering the ex- 
penses of the home? And cannot you buy occasionally a 
cheaper cut of meat just as nourishing, just as appetizing as 
that expensive steak you like so well and give the difference 
in cost to the Lord? i\nd when you go to buy that new hat 
or di-ess, cannot you get one just as attractive just as service- 
able, but plainer, and give the difference in cost to the 
Ijord? Ah yes, sister, let us take part of the blame for a 
poverty stricken church upon ourselves. Let u.s tithe the 
money under our control in ease the entire income is not 
tithed. Remember it is not great sums of money the Lord 
requires, but jproportionate giving. 

Then the children should be taught to tithe — yes, they 
should be taught to tithe their spending money. "As the 
twig is bent so is the tree inclined." If the need is ex- 
plained to the children, if they hear missionary talks, read 
missionaiy books, have their sympathies aroused, they ^vill 
gladly deny themselves in order to give. And how much 
better and in accordance to God's word is it to give system- 
atically and proportionately than spasmodically, how much 
easier to put away the tenth which is not their own but the 

"But these sums are so small and so much is needed 
to cany on the work," you say. Let me tell you what a 
dollar will do. It mil buy fifty copies of the Gospel in any 
language; it will pay a servant's wage in Africa ten days or 
more; it will support an orphan for more than one week, 
it will support a native evangelist for one week, who may 
reach several villages and thousands of souls ; it will pay a 
missionary's allowance in Africa for one day. But ye will 
not stop at dollars. Many working together will supply 
hundi-eds, yes thousands of dollars for the Lord's treasury. 

If every woman in our Missionary Society or our 
cliurch will adopt as her personal responsibility our new 
goal, A Tither's League in ever society, and every woman 
in our society or our cliurch is enrolled, then our real Avork 
as an organization will begin. We will have our share in 
establishing the one hundred new churches for the extension 
of our home base ; we will ha^-e our share in evangelizing the 
luioccupied fields of the world. Then may we claim the 
l)]essing promised in Malachi, "Bring ye all the tithes into 
the storehouse . . . and prove me no^v hercAA-ith, saith the 
Tjord of Hosts, if I will not open you the ^^•indows of 
heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be 
I'oom enough to receive it." 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

The Logic of Modernism 

By Alva J. McClain 

"The Journal of Religion" is the name of a periodical 
issued by the Divinity Faculty and Conference of Chicago 
University. In the November number there is published an 
address delivered by Prof. Shirley Jackson Case, teacher 
of early church history in the Divinity School of the TTni- 
versity. Professor Case has become notoiious for his an- 
tagonism to historic and evangelical Christianity, and in 
this address he runs true to form. It is not my purpose to 
i'evie-\v the address, which siolply repeats the fundamental 
position of modernism, but there is one paragraph which 
will be of interest to those Brethren who believe in the 
abiding value of all the teachings and institutions of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. The paragraph reads as follows : 

"Tie social reading of Cliristian liist(>ry should also save oin' 
from Tvastina; energy on untimely issues. When the theory of nor- 
mativeness 'has been set aside one will not be greatly concerned 
to perpetuate features of the Christian heritage which no longer 
integrate themselves vitally in the world of modern times. Occa- 
sionally much energy has been expended in well-meaning efforts to 

refloat on the stream of a modern society the stranded hulk of some 
worn-out phase of belief or ritual. Perhaps it is the rite of foot- 
washing' or a reiteration of premiUenarian 'teaching, that has 
seemed to call for a champion. Now each of these interests is his- 
torically well attested, even having Biblical authentication. At a 
particular period in the history of Christian customs and thinkiui; 
(>ach found its proper place, and one who is historically- minded may 
appreciate the significance of each in its own original setting and at 
Vhc same time refrain from advocating a continuance of either in 
a society where different footwear and lavatory customs have come 
to prevail, and where the principle of evolution has supplanted cat- 
iistrophe as a philosophy of history.'' (The bold face type is mine'l. 

The significant thing about the above quotation is not 
that it emanated from the theological school of Chicago 
University, for the same opinion might have come from a 
number of similar institutions. It is rather that we have 
here set forth the ultimate logic of the modernistic posi- 
tion. The fact that Prof. Case brackets together "foot- 
Avashing" and " premillenarianism " may have been more or 
less accidental, but it is cert.ainly full of meaning. For 

FEBRUARY 4. 1925 



anyone to suppose that he may appeal to mod'ernism as a 
means of combatting "premillenarianism, " and at the same 
time secure immunity for the ordinance of " foot -washing, " 
is indeed a naive idea. Once men havd appealed to Caesar, 
to Caesar they must go. Let us not forget that. When- 
ever we are ready to apply the "principle of evolution" to 
the work of reconstructing the Christian faith, as Prof. 
Case insists we must, let us at least do so wdih our eyes open 
as to the destination to which this path finally leads. 

It has been said many times lately that the church, if 
she would make any further progress, must throw ofE the 
dead hand of the past. To this I heartily agree. I would 
even go farther and say, let us rid ourselves also of the 
dead hand of the present. Aiid this includes the hand of 
such a,s Prof. Case. But I shall never consent to the opin- 
ion that the "Hand" which rules my faith is a dead; hand. 
"I was dead," he says, "and behold, I am alivej forever- 
more." The true "norm" of our faith is a living Christ 
who speaks to our hearts directly through an historic rev- 

The logic of Prof. Case is flawless if we grant his 

initial assumption, i. e., a purely human Christ who lived 
and died as other men, though somewhat more sublimely. 
Certainly the hand of such a Cluist could never reach us 
across the centuries; we could never submit ourselves to its 
control as the "norm" of our thought and living. We 
might indeed, as Case suggests, leam a few lessons from 
his life, but he could not speak to us -with authority. It is 
different \vith the Christ whom the church worships as 
"God over all blessed forever." He is not merely a high 
point in the history of an evolutionary process. Though 
appearing at a point in history, he is at the same time the 
Source and Arbiter of all history. The prophets call him 
truly "the Father of the Ages." To such an One the 
Christian may yield a full allegiance, for personal freedom 
reaches its greatest height when every thought is brought 
into captivity to his will. To aU those who know him, 
nothing tha,t he said or instituted, either in Person while 
upon earth or through his chosen prophets and apostles, 
can ever become a "stranded hulk of some worn-out phase 
of belief or ritual." 

Los Angeles, California. 

A Personal Inquiry for the New Year 

By Prof. J. Raymond Schutz 

"What lack I yet?" Matt. 19:20. To use this passage 
of Scripture as a personal inquiry for the New Year seem>: 
to be taking it out of its setting. There is no e^ddence that 
this inquiry of the rich young ruler was made on New 
Years day. But it is a question that may well be asked 
each day and never ^viih greater appropriateness than the 
proverbial day of new resolutions. New Year is essentially 
a time of inventory, a time of stock taking. The merchant 
aisks the same question ("what lack I yetl") in substance, 
Avith reference to Ms stock, and whatever the inventory 
reveals to be lacking must forthwith be supplied. If such 
an inquiry has merit with reference to business how much 
more so with reference to the problem of life? 

Now, the inquirer of our text was a man a^Iio possessed 
excellent moral qualities. We have his o^\n\ testimony as 
to the diligence with -which he applied these qualities. We 
know that he was reverent, even affectionate, towalrd the 
Christ of whom he made this inquiry. It is the second in 
a series of questions. The first was, "Good Master, what 
good tiling shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" Two 
things of interest that strike us. First, the concern for 
eternal life. Second, what is to be done to make it possilile? 
To satisfy the claim he parades all of his moral goodness 
and is commended for it. But that is not sTifficiont and ; o 
the second question occurs, "what lack I yet?" 

I would like then to put this personal inquii-y to all of 
my readers. First, what lack I yet in the moral realm' — 
the things for which the rich young i"uler was commended. 
Conscious thalt morality alone, can never save a man for 
eternity, I am becoming like^rise increasingly conscious 
that a man can not be saved for eternity without it. There 
is a lot of slushy thinking abroad today that teaches that 
if I do profess belief in certain things there will be no in- 
quiry into what I shall do. All this is -wretched. Any be 
lief that does not earrj' with it a deep conviction as to 
moral conduct is futile. It is therefore quite appropriate- 
to ask ourselves the question of "what lack I yet" with ref- 
erence to moral conduct. What is my attitude towards my 
fellows ? Am I honest in business ? Honest and pure in my 
regard for personality? Do I regard others as means foi 
personal ends or is each personality sacred to me? Do I 
have an honest desire for the welfare of others, or would 1 
like to use selfishly the things of others for personal glory 
and self-aggrandizement? Do I delight in the imioeence of 
a child and the purity of a woman, or am I depraved in my 
conception of honor and purity? Do I regard character 

above place and position? Is my heart clear of pride, envy, 
anger, avarice and sensuality? These and many other ques- 
tions present themselves naturally as test questions for the 
New Year, and anyone who fails to measure up to the 
standard of the rich young ruler on this test is going to have 
a real conflict in the New Year. 

But our question goes a good bit deeper. There are 
good moral men who lose out in the battle of life, and so 
lose the reward of eternity. For a man -\rithout Christ, re- 
gardless of whatever else he may possess is in no -^^dse a per- 
fect man. The question is becoming increasingly laertinent 
-whether a man -without Christ can in the nature of the case 
be even a good man. Withoait religion a man is imstable 
and it is the moral lapses of good men that cause most 
heartaches in the world. Morality itself may become a re- 
fined form of selfishness and self righteousness. Such a life 
i-, never capable of the highest responses and thus loses out 
with reference to eternity itself. 

"What lack I yet?" There may be many excellencies, 
and much that is lovable in men without true religion. It 
was so with the young ruler. He was free from the gross 
vices. He was honorable in his business relations. He was 
benevolent and possessed social virtues. He may even have 
been generous, hospitable, benefiient ; a loyal son and a 
faithful husband and father. He seemed orthodox in creed. 
He had respect for all of the di-vine ordinances. Yet, ac- 
cording to his own question something was lacking, and 
that something was true religion. 

In the absence of true religion there are various evils 
which keep men from fitness for eternity. First, there is 
s< If complacency. Such folks are satisfied -with themselves 
because they compare themselves ^v^\h those -^I'ho are out- 
I'ight wicked or with inconsistent or backsliding church 
members. If only they compared themselves to the perfect 
life of the Christ then they would see how far they come 
short of the best life. Again, there ai-e many of these moral 
folks who are not moral or the make of morality but for the 
sake of the fame and tl-ie favor of the world, and where 
that is sought as a reward there can certainly be none be- 
yond, none in eternity. 

Then the rich young ruler failed because of his attach- 
ment to riches. Now, I am not sure that he liked riches 
for their o-wn sake, that is to hoard them, or whether he 
liked them for the position or power they would afford him. 
(Continued on page 14) 



FEBRUARY 4, 1925 


Joy In Christ Jesus 


We cannot get too m'bII acquainted with Jesus Christ 
our Lord and Master. Men, these days, do not study the 
Bible enough ; they lack in authentic knowledge concerning 
his life ; and many of them are following after false teachers 
who deny the fiuidamental doctrine of the Bible and whose 
sole object is to break down the fabric of Christianity thi> 
only religion in which we can have peace and joy in the 
Holy Ghost. 

It is therefore incumbent upon the ministers of all 
Protestant churches to Ijiiish aside the cobwebs that human 
spider^ have woven over the picture of the beautiful life of 
Jesus ; cause men to see him as he really is and enter into 
the joys of our Lord by becoming partakers of his divine 

When we become partakers of his divine nature we are 
made new creatures and we joy in Christ Jesus. It is his 
desire that his joy might remain in us and that our joy 
might be full. He says unto lis ' ' In tliis woi'ld ye shall have 
tribulations but be of good cheer for I have overcome the 
world." He was wounded, bruised, beaten with many 
stripes and suffered death to accomplish it. And he did it 
for the joy that was set before him. Paul in Hebrews 12:2 
says concerning Jesus, "Who for the joy that was set be- 
fore him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set 
down at the right hand of the throne of God." 

Knowing that we, his followers in the work of saving 
souls, are put forth like sheep among wolves, and knowing 
that men shall revile us, and persecute us, and shall say all 
manner of evil against as falsely, for his sake, in that great- 
est of all discourses — the Sermon on the Mount — the Consti- 
tution of the Kingdom, — he says unto us, "Rejoice and be 
exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for so 
persecuted they the prophets which were before you." The 
gospel gives us many revelations of joy in Christ Jesus. 

Be of good cheer! is the dominating note of the New 
Testament. It comes up out of the heart of the blackest 
tragedy which our world has kno"wn. What a sad and de- 
pressing book the New Testament ought to be considering 
the dismal story it has to tell. It gives us the life of one 
A\'ho was a man of sorrows and acquainted ^vitll griefs. It 
portrays his sufferings through the cruel, disappointing 
years to his horrible death on the Cross. It narrates his 
awful predictions of coming woe and loss and ruin. Yet 
it does not depress us or leave a shadow on the heart. It 
is a jubilant, exhilirating book and the words that linger 
longest in our ears are, Be of good cheer. The Gospel is 
good news because at the center of it there lives and works 
a glad, radiant and jubilant Christ, offering to the world 
eternal life and eternal joy. 

It is all right to imi^ress people with the fact that the 
Christian religion is a blood bought religion, and that it 
rests upon the greatest sacrifice that was ever made. But 
let us not forget the fact that the Christ who endured tlie 
Cross and despised the shame to bring the joys of salvation 
to the children of men was the greatest optimist the world 
has ever known, was filled with joy unspeakable, and his 
life radiates peace, joy and gladness even unto this day. 
All Christian people and all the teachings of the Gospel 
will bear testimony that Jesus was a happy man and that 
Christianity is a life of righteousness, peace and joy in the 
Holy Ghost. 

What do the enemies of Jesus say about him ? Let ns 
lurn to some of their testimony in the Gospel and note the 
direction in which it pobits and see if it does not evidence 
the fact that he was a peaceable, likeable, loveable charac- 

By Alvin Byers 

Rejoice and be exceeding- glad. Matthew 5:12. 

There is nothing that so dumbfounds a Jaii^er as he 
questions a witness, as unbroken silence. If he only speaks 
falsehoods his speech is more illuminatuig than continuous 
silence, for falsehoods v/hen arranged in a row have a cur- 
ious fashion of pointing in the direction of the truth. ^Vhen 
a man begins lying, if you can only keep him lying long 
enough, he will by and by put you on the track of discover- 
ing what the truth is. So it is with the enemies of Jesus. 

The have said certain things which are invaluable to 
us in our search after authentic knowledge of the character 
of Jesus. Among other things, they said he was a glutton, 
a winebibber and also a godless man because he was a fiiend 
to publicans and sinners. At times the glutton, the wine- 
bibber and the godless man manifest an exceedinglj' joyful, 
social disposition and the enemies of Jesus not knowmg the 
source of his great joy and gladness Ining these false accu- 
sations against him. Although there chances were abso- 
lutely false they point directly to the fact that Jesus had 
an exceedingly joyful, sociable and genial disposition (and 
a Christian motive in his heart of which his enemies were 
unaware) or they never would have declared him a boon 
companion to such light-hearted men. These charges are 
the most precious bits of slander that ever slipped from 
slimy lips. They prove absolutely that Avhatever Jesus was 
or was not, he was not morose, sour or melancholy. 

Take what Jesus said about himself as he was talking 
to some of the pious people of Palestine. "How can the 
children of the bridechamber fast when the bridegroom is 
M'ith theml" Please note that Jesus says that he is a bride- 
groom. He seized upon a word here that is a symbol of 
human joy. If ever a man is happy in this world it is on 
his -wedding day. Jesus wants us to kno^v that he lives in 
tlie atmosphere of wedding joy and wants all his disciples 
to do likewise. And it seems that every time we listen to 
the instruction of the Gospel we catch his notes of happiness. 

Take for instance, where he says, "Unless you become 
lilvc a little child, you cannot enter the Idngdom of God." 
The thing that attracted him was the cliild's sunny heart. 
Fathers, mothers, neighbors and friend's, what would we do 
if it were not for the Christlike, sunny dispositions of the 
little child sitting in our midst in this old world, laugliing 
away the cares and sighs. Little children are disposed to 
l)e happy wherever they are. Notice the golden haired 
little girl with beaming' eyes and in a. happy mood in the 
chaml^er of death where broken hearted men and -women 
have gathered in tears and sorrows. 

How happy and cheerful this little lamli is there in the 
center of that room? That is the picture of the Christiar. 
amid the shadows of this darkened world. 

Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount tells us not to worry. 
He gave us human life and will sustain it if we serve the 
purpose of our creation. "Behold the fowls of the air." and 
"Consider the lilies." Be not overanxious, do not -^^'orry, 
trust in God with quiet faith. He will give us food and 
raiment, who feeds the ravens when they eiy and adorns 
the gorgeous flowers that deck the hills of Galilee with 
beautiful colors more radiant than any work of human art 
or skill. Oh ye of little faith, learn the lesson of holy confi- 
dence in his fatherly care. Our great joy is found in trust- 
ing in him. He knoweth our needs; he bids us ask him for 
our daily bread and he listens to our prayers. Therefore 
let us trust him and imitate the birds of the air in their 
bright, happy contentment and in their freedom from dis- 
tracting care. 

Oh, that Christian people would' all understand the real 
meaning of "Our Father." 

FEBRUARY 4, 1925 



Christians must not be like tlie people of the world. We 
have far higher privileges; and we must live a higher life. 
It is true we have our burdens, our difficulties and our 
temptations, but the joy we have in Christ Jesus more than 
pays for all the tribulations we pass through. Jesus calls 
upon us to express our joy amidst all the hardships of life. 
It is the tragedy of this world that there are so many peo- 
ple in it who find it impossible to rejoice. They have never 
known or have lost the high art of living in Christ Jesus. 
I'he soul of the world never was more hungiy for the bread 
of life than it is today. 

Remember you are saved to serve. Connect yourself up 
with the people of God, where you can take root and gro'w 
in Christian fellowship and impart help and hope to others. 
Christ's joy was the joy of service. You, too must be of 
service to some one if you would enter into the joy of the 

Help to bear your share of all the burden of the peo- 
ple of God. Take an actiye part. Do not be silent when 
you should be heard. Be a shining, bi'ight beam of God's 
sunshine, as beautiful as the coming of spring, as warm and 
life-giving as summer, and as fiiU of fruit and benediction 
as the autumn. Rejoice and be glad in the Lord. Have some 
sunshine in your voice, some song in your soul. When there 
is a song in your soul, it Avill be heard in your voice ; jowv 
religion should never make children and dogs run away 
from you. Do not live in the shade. "Forget not all his 
benefits." Count your blessings, think of all God has done 
for you and you wiU rejoice and be exceeding glad, as you 
render service for him. 

Canton, Ohio. 


God's Kingdom Within Reach 

By Harry E. Price 


After this maimer therefore pray ye, Our Father who art 
in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come (Matt. 
6:9, 10). But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his 
righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you 
(Matt. 6:33). The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of 
God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the Gospel (Mark 
] :14). And being asked by the Pharisees when the King- 
dom of God Cometh he answered them and said, The King- 
dom of God Cometh not with observation : neither shall they 
say Lo here, or there ! for lo, the Kingdom of God is within 
you (Luke 17:20, 21). But Jesus called them unto him 
saying. Suffer the little children to come imto me and for- 
bid them not: for to such belongeth the Kingdom of God. 
Verily I say unto you. Whosoever shall not receive the 
Kingdom of God as a child, he shall in no Avise enter there- 
in (Luke 18:16, 17). Not every one that saith unto me 
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven, but he 
that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven (Matt. 


Jesus held as his great mission in going up and down 
the hills of Judea and crossing of the rivers and seas of his 
beloved country, the teaching of the people that the King- 
dom of God was at hand, and that it must begin in the 
hearts of men. His appeal to all mankind was then and is 
today for men to REPENT. REPENT, for first sin must leave 
the heart and then the lungdom of God may be built up 
■rtdthin. In Matthew 12:28 Jesus said. But if I east out 
devils by the spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is 
come unto you. If we are willing to cast sin from the 
throne of our hearts God is anxious to set up his Kingdom 
in its place, and is also willing to give us power to keep sin 
from, our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. The 

Kingdom of God is ours if we are faithful stewards of the 
talents the Lord has given us. ' ' Inasmuch as you have done 
it unto the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto 
me." "Come ye blessed of my* Father, inlierit the Kingdom 
prepared for you from the foundation of the world." 

The theocracy of the old dispensation, also the proph- 
ecies of the Old Testament were in anticipation of the 
Kingdom which was declared to be, ' ' at hand, ' ' when Christ 
entered upon his ministry. This Ivingdom was the central 
and all pervadmg theme of Christ's teaching. The redemp- 
tion wrought by Christ, the salvation freely offered through 
him, are the great distinguishing featui'es of this Kingdom. 
It is a kingdom free to all, it is yoiu's and mine for the 
asking, if we possess an obedient heart. The prayer "Thy 
Ivingdom come" is not only for the increasing effect of the 
Gospel but for the complete realization of the power of 
Christ in the world. This Kingdom of God will end tri- 
umphantly with the final coming of Jesus and the final 

Let us keep our lives in haiTaony -with the divine will 
of God that the time of his coming will find him enthroned 
as Bang of our lives, and the Kingdom of God a real King- 
dom Avithin our hearts, and that through us God may send 
rivers of blessing to all mankind. 


Most holy and righteous Father, we are thankful that 
thou art ever mindful of thy children. We thank thee that 
in thy great plan of redemption thou hast made provision 
for the mistakes and errors of our lives. Kind Heavenly 
Father, may we forget our unkind judgment of the lives of 
others, but help us to magnify the virtues found therein, 
We ask thee, kind Father, to untie our efforts under Jesus 
and that thy Kingdom may be established within our hearts, 
and that through us thy Kingdom may come upon the earth 
as a mighty power, and thy will be done on earth as it is in 
heaven. Kind Father, use us in thy Kingdom for JesUs' sake 
we pray. Amen. 

Nappanee, Indiana. 


•mE GRACK SUFFICIE.VT— L' ('or ll^-.Vln 

Pray for that strength which alone fan jjiv.' vmi 
strength for every duty, comfort in cvt-iy tronblo an^i 
victory over every foe. 



Pray for the spirit of humility, not the assumed sort, 
but that genuine feeling of self-poverty without Christ 
and utter willingness to be and do anything that may be 
God 's good pleasure. 


MID-WEEK SERVICE — Use "Our Devotional" for 
private and family devotions. If unable to attend the 
church prayeT* service, invite friends to join in a prayer 
meeting in your home. Encourage much prayer and 
Bible quotations. 


THE MAEVELOUS MAGNET— .John 12:23-3,^. 

Pray that your life may be constantly responsive to 
the drawing power of Christ's love and that the divine 
magnetism may be exercised through you over other lives, 

LIBERTY FOR CAPTH'ES- Luke 4:16-21. 

Pray that Christ may not only forgive your sins but 
may set you free from the bondage of sinful habits and 
evil desires. 


ONE THING NEEDFUI^Luke 10:38-42. 

Pray for an increasing consciousness of the need o' 
being with Christ and learning of him. 

than usual in your devotions and use the sermon text 
and discussion for your meditation. If you cannot attend 
church, invite friends to share worship in your home, 
having the sermon read, prayers offered and the young 
people to furnish special music. — G. S. B. 


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FEBRUARY 4, 1925 





Ashland. Ohio 

Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

(Lesson for February 15) 

Lesson Theme — Jesus in G-ethsemane. 

Lesson Text— Mark 14:32-42. 

Devotional Reading — Psalm 22:1-8. 

Golden Text — "Not Trhat I will, but what 
thou wilt." Mark 14:36. 

Rerefence Passages — Matt. 26:36-4(5; Luke 
22:39-46; John 18:1-2. 

Historical background — The Master has 
now finished his last message to his followers 
and has finally come to the Garden of Geth- 
semane _with them where no doubt the band 
was going to spend the night or else bide 
for a short while until the Temple gates 
were opened at midnight to admit the wor- 
shipers at the great Feast. At any rate it 
was in this dark and secluded spot where 
Jesus finally committed himself wiholly into 
the Father's will and where he calmly await- 
ed the end which he knew was so close at 

Central Theme of the Lesson — Gethsemauo 
.showed clearly the difference between One in 
Whom God's will was the paramount consid- 
eration and others who seemed to fail abso- 
lutely to apprehend what that will was. 
Outline of the Lesson — 

1. Christ's consecration to the Father's 
will. vs. 32-36. 

2. The Disciple 's failure through weak- 
ness, vs. 37-41. 

3. The shadow of treachery, vs. 42. 

'The Lesson 

The curse of sin began in a garden and 
ended in one. The first Adam met the Temp- 
ter and succumbed bringing the curse of 
original sin upon himself and all men. The 
Second Adam — Christ .Tesus — met the Evil 
One and conquered him and his mac'hinations 
at every point. The garden of Gethsemane 
was the beginning of the end for Jesus' 
earthly career, but ere he stepped out of the 
Garden he had taken the Devil 's most terri- 
ble weapon — Death — and had buried its shaft 
in 'his own heart, leaving behind, for men, 
nothing but the ''shadow." As F. B. Meyer 
says in his book — The Shepherd Psalm — "A 
shadow is the exact counterpart of its sub- 
stance. But it is not in itself harmful. The 
shadow of a dog cannot bite; of a giant, 
cannot kill; of death, cannot destroy." It 
is fitting and perhaps more than a coincidence 
tbat Jesus Christ met man's worst enemy and 
conquered it in the quiet seclusion of Geth- 
semane 's shadows. "0 Death, where is thy 
sting? O Grave, where is thy victory?" 

.Jesus' soul was "exceeding sorrowful unto 
death" as he entered the garden. In the 
Upper Eoom there was companionship, life, 
love, and the nearness and fullness of God's 
presence. In the shadowy garden the Christ 
seemed to sense in all its completeness the 
terrific qualities of the struggle before him. 
In the gloom of the garden the Master felt 
the cold, icy hand of Death in all its po'wer 
Eind realitv. He sensed too. the aloneness of 

the conflict. Life, love and the consolation 
of the Father 's presence seemed to 'have de- 
parted from him and he was truly face to 
face with the Hori'or. Eveiy mortal man has 
ai "taste" of death in his human experience 
and though he may recoil from the dissolution 
of the spirit form the earthly body yet he 
realizes — as a man uf faith — that he but 
meet in his experience the "Shadow of a 
conquered reality." Jesus however, had to 
meet the reality, and in his case Death was 
an absolute unknown to him. He was Eter- 
nal God, Unfallen, Sinless Man, — and as such 
he could know no "taste" of Death. But 
he met this monster in all its reality and in 
the ensuing conflict he drew its poison fangs, 
robbed it of its sting and left it a harmless 
shadow. Jesus willed to die for Man. He 
submitted himself vicariously to Death and 
by so doing disarmed it. Even the "Shad- 
ow" is bad enough for us to meet, but who 
can gauge the full inrport of the Reality' 

In Gethsemane Jesus seems to have craved 
human companionship fur we fiud him taking 
Peter, James and .John with him into the in- 
ner reaches of the Garden. His choice was 
significant for these men had beheld his glory 
on the Mount of Transfiguration and they had 
likewise experienced in a more perfect way 
his power as the Giver of Life for they had 
been present at the rai.sing of Jairus ' daugh- 
ter. Now the Master in his i)resent loneli- 
ness takes these men into the place w'here the 
Agony is to come upon liim and he expects 
these men to prove faithful watchers through 
the darkness. The disciples failed however, 
for while Jesus lay on the ground in a very 
agony of prayer these men lay in profound 
sleep. Christ came to them and though he 
excuses their failure because of fleshly ^^eak- 
ness, yet there is in his heart regret that it 
should be so. 

Is it carrying the thoug'ht too far to say 
that Christ .still needs his followers as 
faithful watchers with him in this present 
world'.- A faithful watcher will fully appre- 
ciate the travail of .Jesu.s' soul and enter 
fully into the grief of soul that made him 
give all he had for a lost humanity. With 
such a content in the heart many of the lit- 
tleness of our own lives would be dissipated 
and we would look at the world through the 
i>yes of Christ. This is hard to do, I know, 
for I have seen somcwdiat of it, but as one 
ponders the Christ life do we find that .Tesus 
took the easy road? Precisely here is the 
fault with modern diseipleship. We are so 
filled with the ease of twentieth century liv- 
ing that we fail at the criTcial point when 
.Tesus needs us most. We too often do our 
service for Jesus by proxy. And all too often 
.Tesus niight come to us as we are sunken in 
the sleep of easy indifference and say, "What, 
could ye not watch one hour?" We can't 
foist this challenge off on the fellow next 

below either, for we must remember that 
these words were addressed to the "Inner 
Circle" of the Apostolic Band. "Church 
Pillars" might w^ell sit up and rub their eyes. 

But Gethsemane need not spell for us mere- 
ly the depths of woe and desolation. It may 
spell for us the triumph of Gods will in our 
life and we can truly come to say: "Never- 
theless not what 1 \,'ill. but what thor wilt." 
There can be suprenLe consecration to God's 
^vill found by us in the terrific clash of wills 
and we can come through to God by praying 
the prayer that will change our human will 
to that of the Divine will. The cup did not 
pass from Jesus at that supreme moment. He 
drank it to the dregs. How often we moan 
and cry out against God when our feeble pe- 
titions go apparently unanswered. This 
thought causes us to pause and consider 

The art and habit of prayer are two key 
tests to Christian power and experience. Do 
we pray? And how? Little time is given to 
actual prayer. We excuse ourselves by say- 
ing we always try to keep in the spirit of 
prayer. On this account we feel that we do 
not have to take time to draw aside and 
realljr commune with God. All too often 
when we get down on our knees we go to 
sleep, or else w,e pray such short prayers that 
if we actually timed ourselves at it we would 
think the clock had stopped. We think re- 
proachfully of the Eleven faiUng Christ in 
the matter of watching and praying in Geth- 
semane, yet how many of us are just as defi- 
cient in the prayer spirit as they. We don't 
take time to pray — that 's the truth for 
prea(diers and laity alike 

And what about the content of our pray- 
ers? Can you recall your prayers for the last " 
Aveek? The petitions are stereotyped and 
mainlj-- personal now, aren 't they ? We Breth- 
ren like to laugh slyly at the Episcopalians 
for "reading" their prayers, but "read" 
prayers have this virtue, they at least be- 
come extensive and they are well worded and 
that is more than can be said for many of 
our praj'ers. I don 't know that it is any 
worse to ' ' read ' ' praj-ers than it is to " say ' 
them. Don 't you remember the prayers you 
used to ' ' say ' ' just before you gave one 
mighty jump and lit into bed? Here was an 
old favorite of childhood days — because it 
was short and very personal: 

' ' Now I lay nic down to sleep 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep. 

And if I die before I i\ake, 

1 pray the Lord my soul to take.' 

.V line child's prayer truly. How man}- of up 
ha\ e ever outgrown our early years — or how- 
many of us are back in our second childhood? 
Before we get through four short lines we're 
off to Dreamland. Don 't let us blame the 
disciples then for they were really tired and 
worn out. The day had been hard and they 
didn't understand the significance of Geth- 
semane. They went to sleep. We go to sleep 
too. Don't decry the sin of men who lived 
1900 years ago if we are guilty of the same 
(Continued on page 15) 

FEBRUARY 4, 1925 


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J. A. QAREEEi, Presideint 

Herman Eoontz, Aisoclat« 

AstUand, Ohio. 

Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in The Angelus bj Fred C. Vanator.) 


Oeneral Secretary 

Canton, Oblo 

The Christian Endeavors' Relation to the Church 

By Hazel Crownover 

motto is ' ' F 

The Christian (Endeavor 
Christ and the Church. ' ' 

In this day and agu 3'oung people are being- 
trained for every walk in life. So as they 
are being trained to iill their particular place 
in life why should they not have training to 
Iill their place in a church? Thus we have 
the Christian Endeavor Society, the training 
school of the church. 

Many are self-conscious and shy when they 
first attend Endeavor. It gives theiu expe- 
rience; they soon find friends and fellowship 
there, and then they find that they too can 
serve Christ. Hidden talents begin to sho« 
foi'th when the young people begin to take 
part in the meetings. Bev. Thos. H. Harper 
says: "Christian Endeavor is the workshop 
of the church. I myself have learned how to 
conduct a prayerl meeting in the society, and 
not only that, but it has been to me of incal- 
culable worth in developing all parts of my 
nature." It is a laboratory, w'here plans and 
ideas may be tested and experience gained. 

Christian Endeavor is educational. In our 
meetings we read the Bible and study it top- 
ically,, applying, its principles to life. 

The young people that attend Endea\or ac- 
quire the spirit of worship. They must all 
enter into the meeting with no other feeling 
than the spirit of devotion. Worship is an 
illumination. It lights the way, and the wor- 
shipper alone sees life's real values. ine 
Quiet Hour is a way in which each persou 
may: develop his spirit of worship. We must 
all learn the real meaning of worship before 
we can set out to do the work before us. 

In our training school we find our officers 
and committees upon which we depend for 
the carrying out of certain duties and respon- 
sibilities. If all of our working factors are 
found faithful and ambitious, wo can accom- 
plish big things for Christ and the church. 
The faithful Endeavorer sets out with the 
aim of pleasing God. If in the Endeavor so- 
ciety each learns to be a loyal worker ho will 
later want to be a worker in the church and 
its organizations. 

Through our endeavor training many lead- 
ers are found and trained. They might have 
possessed the natural ability to be a leader 
but did not have the self-confidence necessary, 
until through Endeavor work they gained 
that power. 

The training received as officers may be- 
come helpful many times in later life and in 
church work. 

We find that our little people become more 
thoughtful and helpful by doing little deeds 
of kindness and inviting others to come to 
Endeavor with them. 

The missionary topics studied in the Kn- 
deavor prayer meetings bring facts to the 
minds of those present that would not other- 
wise be reached. In the mission study the 
minds of the young people become acquainted 
Tvitl). the needs of the world and they are pre- 

pared to take their share in the work. In this 
way the missionary society of the church may 
benefit from Endeavor work. 

The Christian Endeavor society is always 
producing live earnest Christians of which 
the church and world has need. 

The Christian Endeavor society may be 
used as an evangelizing agency of the church. 

Each active member of the society is a 
Christian. Each Christian can be a mission- 
ary in some way to someone. John E. Mott 
says, ' ' Men now living who know Christ must 
take him to men now living who know him 
not, if those men are to know him." How 
are we to bring them to know him' AVe 
should show interest in the person we are to 
help, and in his welfare. There are many 
ways of approach and we cannot use the same 
in all cases. We can show the Christlike 
spirit in the deeds we do and the way in 
which we speak. If there is sorrow- or trou- 
ble we should help in so far as we can and 
point them to the Great Physician who can 
soothe the pain and heal the broken spirit. 

If there is someone who needs o\ir help but 

is not within- reach we can use our pens to 

help or comfort. We can also use our pens 

for Christ by i\-Titing to friends, telling them 

(Ckmtlnued on page IB) 


By Ida G. Weaver 

( Topic for Febraa.fy 15) 

A Rainbow of God's Promises 

Gen. 9:13-15; Matt. 7:7, 8. 

I wonder if we can draw a picture of a 
rainbow? What shape is it Mary? Semi- 
circle! Yes, that's right. Now I wonder 
just what more we will need? John, will you 
see if you can fill in the lines with the colors 
we shall tell you? Here is violet, yellow, 
green, orange, blue, indigo, and red. Doesn't 
that make a pretty picture — then it must 
mean something, contain some lesson of im- 
portance for you and me to know. 

When the weather is warm and the mild 
rains come in a sudden shower and old King 
Sol shines brightly— you first of all look for 
the many-hucd rainbow in the skies, do you 
not? Y'es, because it is pretty and because 
God put it there as a symbol or promise. And 
a promise is something quite sacred — some- 
thing not to be brushed aside with a laugh 
when it is made in earnest. Of course we 
know the beautiful stoiy connected with the 
rainbow — how and why God put it there. 
That is one of our favorite bed-time stories. 

But I wonder if we cannot make each one 
of the colors in that pretty rainbow mean 
some other definite promise God has made to 
Jii.s people — to you boys and girls. 

First, let 's take the color violet — that 
means a dark purple — and purple is the color 
kings love. So we shall call our first prom- 
ise happiness. For all that is beautiful and 
sweet makes life happy, does it not? Don't 
you love to pick the pretty violets in the 
early springtime? Certainly, so do I. For 
after everything has been coated in browns 
and blacks for the winter, we rejoice when 
the first bright faces appear. God has made 
those flowers as a promise of happiness — and 
he painted them violet. 

Next we have yellow. Let's call our sec- 
ond friend a promise for the tempted. We 
don 't believe that yellow is a color made only 
for cowards do we? No, for sometimes we do 
make naughty mistakes and blunder badly — 
but we try again and again. And pretty soon 
we have overcome the faint streaks of yellow 
in our characters and have blended them all 
into a sombre color — like the daffodil. 

How would a flower grow if it had nothing 
from which to spring? So God gave the 
flowers leaves and stems so that they might 
stand upright and smile all day long. We'll 
make green typify one of God's pronuses for 
support and help when we are sick and tired, 
cross and ill-tempered. Won't that be nice? 

I am certain our rainbow of promises 
wouldn't be complete without a promise of 
love, would it? No, for God has majde more 
promises of love than all others imt together. 
So we '11 leave red be our symbol of love. 
Make it a real dark red for the darker the 
color the stronger and deeper will be your 
love. That's the color .Jesus wanti^ your life 
to bo — full of manly virtues and womanly 

And lastly of all — we have our prettiest 
color — blue — the color of your eyes — of the 
baby's eyes — of the pretty heavens wherein 
twinkle myriads of star.s — and wherein mil- 
lions of fleecy clouds paint a picture. Yes, 
I feel as though blue is a pretty color — for 
God means it to be a color for a promise that 
some day when we have done our best here 
on earth — we can go up into that beautiful 
expanse of blue and live with him forever. 

Don 't you think we have a pretty picture 
now? All the colors blend together do they 
not? And that is just the way God has made 
his promises — one beautiful long story — yes, 
even as pretty as the rainbow yon see when 
the sun shines after a brief storm. 

Day by day, as we grow older we will re- 
alize more fully just how wonderful are those 
promises — and come to realize that they 
create a rainbow within our own hearts. 

Doily Headings 

M., Feb. 9. A promise of help. 2 Cor. 12:9. 
T., Feb. 10. A promise of support. Heb. 13:5. 
W., Feb. 11. A promise of love. John 14:23. 
T., Feb. 12. A promise for the tempted. 1 

Cor. 10:13. 
F., Feb. 13. A promise of happiness. Matt. 

S., Feb. 14. A promise of heaven. 1 Peter 

1:3, 4. 

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The Wahabis and the Fall of Mecca 

When, about the middle of October, the 
warriors of Ibn Saoud, chief of central Ara- 
bia entered Mecca, the great shrine of Islam, 
the capital if the Hejaz, the world of Islam 
suft'ereidl a second shock which will be felt in 
every Moslem land and have far-reaching re- 
sults. When the Angora Government of the 
new Turks abolished the Caliphate and ex- 
pelled the Caliph, many declared that this 
was a deathblow to Pau-Islamism. What will 
they say now that Mecca has fallen into the 
hands of the reactionary Wahabi party and 
King Hussein has abdicated? The Wahabis 
are a fanatical sect of Moslems, and make 
war on their opponents whose religious views 
are different. The sect was founded early in 
the 18th centuiy by Abdel Wahab who w!is 
essentially a Moslem Puritan seeking to turn 
back to what he considered its simple funda- 
mentals. He was particularly disturbed b}' 
the tendency to worship Mohammed, who 
claimed to be only a mortal. He also was 
opposed to praj'ers to Moslem saints. After 
Wahab died his fanatical followers wrecked 
the elaborate tombs of Moslem teachers and 
even attempted to destroy the dome over the 
tomb of Mohammed at Medina. 

Since the World War the Wahabis have in- 
creased in power and now dominate all of 
central Arabia. It is they, under the power- 
ful sheikh, Ibn Saoud, who have recently cap- 
tured Mecca and have dictated terms to the 
King of the Hejaz. Wahabism today dictates 
that no tomb can have a cupola; no one must 
wear articles of silk or use silver and gold 
ornaments; valuable rugs and other luxurious 
fittings iu mosques are prohibited and all to- 
bacco is taboo. Smokers may be killed on 
the spot by fanatical Wahabis who consider 
such a deed meritorious. 

During the early years of the war when 
Turkey cast in her lot with Germany and 
Austria, Dr. Snouck Hurgronje of Holland 
wrote his famous little book, ' ' The Holy War 
Made in Germany." In this he showed that 
Moslems were suspicious of any alliance with 
Christians and that such a holy war was 
bound to end in a fiasco. In like manner the 
attempt made after the war to set up puppet 
kings in the Hejaz, Transjordania and Iraq 
has failed to create among the Arab tribes a 
new loyalty to the program of Western civil- 
ization and European politics. Moreover, the 
introduction of electricity and other modern 
improvements in the city of Mecca did not 
meet with favor among pious Moslems. They 
preferred the old regime. There was consid- 
erable complaint that, in spite of the tele- 
phone, telegrams, automobiles and other 
Western novelties, the pilgrims on their way 
to Mecca were no less subject to oppression 
and exploitation thajn in the days of Turkish 

Ibn Saoud, the ruler of Central Arabia, is 
undoubtedly a man of strong character who 
understands the psychologjr of the Arab, and 

his warnors are not to be despised. Ibn 
Saoud 's death was recently reported in the 
press, and an obituaiy appeared in a British 
periodical. The fact is that he was indeed a 
very sick man, but he sent for Dr. Louis P. 
Dame, a medical missionary of the Arabian 
Mission of the Eeformed Church in America. 
Dr. Dame went to Eiadh and, by his prompt 
and skillful attention, restored the sheikh to 
health. No doubt the conqueror of the Hejaz. 
and the mighty man of Central Arabia is 
very grateful to the missionary and is made 
more friendly to these "infidels." He has 
already shown many marks of his favor to 
Dr. Paul W. Harrison of the Arabian Mission 
who dedicates his recent book, "The Arab at 
Home,' to Ibn Saoud, Ibn Jeloni and Abdur 
Rahman Ibn Sualim, ' ' three of my best 
friends." One has sjTupathy with the Walia- 
bis' earnest desire for a purer religion and 
for a more vigorous attitude towards the en- 
croachments of the West, but it is doubtful 
if they can ever realize their dreams of a re- 

turn to the guidon days of the Caliphs. The 
whole episode is another proof of the disin- 
tegration of Islam and the struggle to main- 
tain the old against the now. 

A recent cablegram announces that Amir 
E!ir All, the oldest son of the former King 
Hussein of the Hejaz, has been proclaimed 
king in place of his father who abdicated 
about October 1st after concluding a truce 
with the Wahabis. According to the terms 
of this truce, Ali promises to abandon all 
claims to the caliphate and agrees to pay an 
annual subsidy to Bin Ibn Saoud. He will 
also sign the Anglo-Hojaz treaty as proposed 
by the British Government. Thus the cali- 
phate, or the headship of Mohammedanism is 
^■ntirely separated from political power and 
there; is now no recognized head to unite the 
Moslem world. Indian Mohammedans have 
objected to the King of Hejaz as caliph and 
have welcomed the abdigation of King Hus- 
sein. It is hoped that this change in govern- 
ment and the new treaty with Ibn Saoud and 
with Great Britain will end political strife 
ill Arabia. — Missionary Review of the World. 

What Finger-Tips Tell 

By Nazala Samariaii 

(NOTE: The writer is a blind oi-phan girl 
now in a Near East Relief orphanage at 
Ghazir, Syria. Her bright mind and sunny 
disposition have won for her the sobriquet, 
"The Helen Keller of Armenia." This ar- 
ticle, which she calls her "story for Amer- 
ica," was translated into English by the or- 
phanage director. After reading this story 
we will surely admit that the work of th(> 
Near East Relief organization is a missionary 
work that is worth while and that their plan 
of teaching the children to help themselves is 
commendable for its wisdom. — Editor. 

I was nine years old when I lost my sight 
in a great plague of eye disease which swept 
through the refugee camps of Turkej'. There- 
fore, I can remember very well what it is like 
to see. I try very hard all the time to re- 
member what color sand flowers and sky 
looked like, so that when a thing is de- 
scribed to me and I have felt it with my 
hands, I get a mental picture of it with its 
real colors. 

Many of our blind children ,have been 
sightless so long that they have lost this fac- 
idtyl of "imagining" colors. They no longer 
even try to "see" with their mind's eye, and 
I think this is very unfortunate, because I 
get a gi'cat deal of pleasure out of the mental 
pictures of things as I used to know them. 

To become blind is veiy trying, especially 
at first. But it is a stimulus to the develop- 
ment of your other faculties. As soon as I 
lost my eyesight, oven before I left the hos- 
pital and had discarded my eye bandages, I 
began to use my hands in new ways, in order 
to replace the seeing-sense which had gone 
from me. It was an interesting study, try- 
ing to comprehend things from what my fin- 
ger tips could tell mo. It took me longest to 

learn to read the Braille books, but now that 
I have thoroughly mastered finger-reading, I 
read much more than I ever would have done 
Avith my eyes. 

People are very kind to blind folks. They 
do many things for us, which saves us time 
and gives us leisure for study and work. 
Here in the big orphan school of the Near 
East Relief, we have now nearly a hundred 
blind children. We have good teachers, some 
of whom are themselves blind, and who, 
therefore, know our difficulties. We live in 
two small buildings of stone, one for the boys 
and the other for the girls. Each building 
consists of just one big room, so that there 
is no difficulty in finding one 's way about. 
Our pallets for sleeping are on one side of 
the big room, while our work benches and 
school mats are on the other side. In front 
of each building is a sunny yard, where we 
can sit, or play quietly and undisturbed, dur- 
ing recreation hours. 

Each day we spend about three hours at 
school work and about three hours in learn- 
ing useful things, such as basket making, 
rug weaving, and music. It is curious how 
much rau.sic means to blind people. Almost 
all of our blind children are learning to play 
some instrument, and we have two orchestras, 
one of boys and one of girls. Every da3' 
they give us a little concert, and we never 
tire of listening to them, although they do 
not have a great variety of musical numbers. 
We all think ttat they play ^•ery well, but 
of course visitors might think their efforts 
rather childish. Never mind, they will im- 
prove day bj' day, I am sure, and certainly 
that is the most important thing — to gTOw 

FEBRUARY 4, 1925 


PAGE 13 

better and better at «''liatever you are try- 
ing to do. 

In our idle moments, \vc amuse ourselves 
mostly by talking. Tliere are some wonder- 
ful imaginations among our blind children, 
as you would admit if you could hear us 
talking about what we thiirk America is like. 
You would probably say that our descriptions 
are \ery quaint. Some day, I intend to 
write a letter to my friends of the Near 
East Belief describing how America seems in 
the minds of a lot of blind Armenian orphans 
who have never seen it. My letter will be 
very amusing to the Americans, I think. 

One curious thing about the conversation 
of our little Armenian blind orphans is tha.t 

many of them speak in Biblical language, 
owing to the fact that most of our Braille 
books are Biblical and the children naturally 
talk according to what they read. 

Some of our children feel that the future 
is rather hopeless. We hate to think that 
we ar.L' going to be dependent on others for 
many long years, even when the "others" 
are good and kind Americans. But I tell the 
children that even for blind people, there is 
a place in the world, if we will only try hard 
to learn useful things. The baskets which 
we make are very good ones, I am sure, for 
we take a great deal of pains with them. 
'The matting rugs which we weave are bound 
to be useful, for we are careful to make every 

fibre sound and strong. As we get more pro- 
ficient, we shall weave more elaborate bas- 
kets, and rugs with beautiful patterns, which 
people will be glad to have in their houses. 

Moreover, deprived of our sight, we shall 
learn to think better and more carefully than 
those who are bothered by seeing things all 
the time. We have no crowd of things rush- 
ing upon our attention from the images which 
our eyes bring us; therefore, we can concen- 
trate better on our inner selves. I have found 
that one can be very happy even without 
the blessing of sight. I think, perhaps, it is 
even easier to be a good Christian without 
eyesight, — at least that is what I am trying 
to be. 



in response to a call from the Loree people 
and their pastor, Brother Stewart, it was my 
privilege to work with them in a revival 
meeting for three weeks. The meeting began 
on December 29, 1924:, and closed on Sund y 
exeuing, January ISth, 1925. 

It seems to be a habit to say something 
about the weather. The weather was just 
right. The ground was covered with snow 
all the time and part of the time it was pret- 
ty cold. But that is just the kind of weath- 
er to have in mid-winter and the kind to get 
folks out to church. 

The attendance was iirst class from start 
to finish. Services were .held every night and 
not once did we lack for a crowd. On JTi-idaj' 
and Saturday nights of the third week there 
were some fears that the attendance would 
fall short on account of the county basket- 
ball tournament. Those fears were not well 
grounded for the crowds came any way. On 
Sunday nights the house was crowded almost 
to the limit. 

The Loree field is well worked. Brother 
Stewart has been on this field a long time 
and is well liked. When I arrived he told 
me the field was pretty well gleaned and that 
a great number of accessions could not be 
expected. Such a condition speaks in the 
highest terms of both pastor and people. 

A «ord should be said about the entertain- 
ment. Brother Zumbaugh, who was in charge 
of the music, and myself were stationed in 
the home of the pastor. And what a time 
we had together. The plans were that we 
should take dinner at some member's home 
each day. This plan worked very well for 
three or four days and then it became more 
difficult. It seemed as though each cook was 
trying to outdo the previous one. It was lit- 
erally a Christmas dinner every day for three 
weeks. For at least once the natural capac- 
ity of this preacher was taxed to the .utmost. 
Thank you ladies of Loree for this fine en- 

The accomplishments of the meeting will 
be reported by the pastor. It was a great 
privilege and pleasure to work with the pas- 
tor and his people at Loree. Harmony and 
good will prevail among the people and the 

jjastor is held in the highest esteem by the 
entire community. May the blessing of the 
Most High ever abide upon pastor and peo- 
ple. H. E. EPPLEY, 

Huntington, Indiana. 


V/heu last heard from we were in Beaver 
City, I^ebraska in a blizzard. My, those 
Western winters.' One will never forget 
them when once he sees one. The problems 
of trying to hold a meeting under such con- 
ditions was not very jjleasant. Though it was 
cold outside yet not so inside the hearts of 
this good people and its pastor. The work 
here has suffered. Whatever else «e can 
say, this one thing I know, that if they will 
rally to Brother and Sister Whitted 's lead- 
ership they will see a brighter day. He is a 
worthy man of God, sweet spirited and zeal- 
ous for the Lord's work. Together these 
two with the help of this people will in the 
future be heard from. In the meantime, much 
care and prayer are needed and in the end 
victory. I was soriy that because of weather 
conditions we were unable to reach the peo- 
ple, however recent word has come to us that 
the one convert which we were able to lead 
to our Savior has now resigned her position 
to prepare for definite work for the Lord. 
This we feel is worth w'hile. 

Christmas time was spent at home. Happy 
is right. It is certainly hard to pull away 
from home, but thank God for the privilege 
to preach the word of God to the masses. We 
preacJied one sermon at North Manchester in 
the absence of Pastor Schutz, and although it 
was extremely cold a good crowd greeted us. 
The first of the year found us again hitting 
the trail — this time for Pennsylvania where 
we still are engaged. 

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, was the 
first stop. Brother Crofford of Johnstown, 
is pastor here. Say, this small group is active 
and going strong. The pastor has the con- 
fidence of all the people, and I found him a 
real man. We have been friends for years, 
" and I covet more than ever now his f riend- 
.ship. As for the people, well, Mt. Pleasant 
sure did win our hearts. The first week was 
not very encouraging. But the Lord sure did 

come to our help. First, he sent us a man of 
God who is in business near there who offered 
his services as song director. I learned to 
love him. I have had many helpers, but none 
more devoted than he. Then we had wonder- 
ful music. Also we had a young lady, Miss 
May Long, a member of the church who faith- 
fully 'did her part at the piano. She with 
many others have laid their lives on the altar 
for Jesus in service. Do you wonder then 
that the victory came? The meetings closed 
Sunday evening, January 24 at 11 o'clock P. 
M., after three weeKs of great power. Net 
results, 48 confessions, and 11 Life Work 
Eecruits. I have no doubt that more will 
confess the I>ord next Sunday. Praise the 
Lord for victory. We are praying that God 
will mightily bless this people. May God 
richly of his grace bestow upon all his be- 
lieving people everywhere. We are now at 
Listie, Pennsylvania, just starting. Pray for 
us. A. E. THOMAS. 


Writing of an extended tour in his district 
in Southern Nigeria, a missionary of the 
Church Missionary Society thus explains the 
wonderful growth of the Christian commun- 
ity that is to be found today: "Being a trad- 
ing people, they visit other places and see 
something of Christianity. Or it may be that 
a Christian comes and stays in the town and 
introduces the gospel message. Generally 
young men are the first to become interested. 
They go about in egbes (companies), and 
what one does the others want to copy. These 
companies may number anything from ten to 
one hundred. The faith and knowledge of 
the inquirers are but small now; but if we 
get a teacher to occupy such a place (and 
in my district there are dozens of places like 
this) we will have a church, congregation, 
and a mission station going strong in a few 
years. The converts will be baptized and all 
will be willing to pay something towards the 
sui)poi-t of the teacher, and thus the place 
will become self-supporting. ' ' 

Through the pure heart God blazes his 
glory into the soul. 

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JFEBRUARY 4, 1925 




By W. A. Geariiaat, Home Mission Secretary. 
(Continued from last week) 

General Fund 

Br. Cli., Leon, Iowa, Misc., $ 35.96 

Wilma E. Garber, M 5.00 

C. Studebaker & Wife, M 10.00 

Total, 55.96 

Br. Ob., Smithville & Sterling, O. . . 61.15 

D. C. Steiner, M ^'5.00 

F. M. Metsker, M 5.00 

W. G. Foucli, M 5.00 

Elisabelle Eichwine, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Hartzler, M 5.00 

E. K. Steiner, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Eutt, M 5.00 

E. L. Steiner, M 5.00 

Clarence Eoyer, M 5.00 

Mrs. John Dintaman, & Dan, Mar- 

jorie, M 2.50 

Total 131.15 

Br. Ch., Lanark, 111., Misc 25.50 

C. W. Mayes & Wife M 19.00 

Total, 100.00 

Br. Ch., Conemaugh, Pa., Misc., . . . 17.68 

Mrs. C. E. Albert, M 5.00 

Daughters of Ziou Class M 5.00 

Grover Snyder, M 5.00 

Mrs. Grover Snyder, M 5.00 

F. B. Stutzman, M 5.00 

G. H. Jones, M 5.00 

Anna M. Eorabaugh, M 5.00 

Total 52.68 

Br. Ch., Altoona, Pa., W. M. S., . .M 5.00 

Total, 15.00 

Br. Oh., Portis, Kansas, 30.61 

Br. Ch. (Mountain View, HoUins, 

W. Va., 16.75 

Br. Ch. (Fairhaven), West Salem, O., 30.65 

Bt. Ch., Middle Branch, O., 38.43 

Br. Ch. (Pleasant Grove, N. English, 

Iowa, 6.00 

Br. Ch. (Corinth), Twelve Mile, Ind., 9.20 

Br. Ch. (Ardmore), S. Bend, Ind., . 18.30 
Br. Ch. (Fairview), Washington 

C. H., Ohio 23.15 

Br. Ch., Meyersdale, Pa., Misc., 58.19 

Misses Emma & Kate Olinger, M 10.00 

Total, 68.19 

Br. Ch., Pleasant Hill, O., 42.02 

Br. Ch. (Carlton) Oarwin, Iowa, . . 49.67 

Br. Ch., Turlock, Cal., Misc., 9.50 

Special for Washing-ton, D. C, . . 5.25 

Mrs. H. A. Osborn M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Heltman, . . M 10.00 

Eichard Harding, M 5.00 

Total, 45.75 

Br. Ch., MiUedgeville, 111., Misc., . . 47.75 

Fannie Walker, M 5.00 

Mrs. C. D. Miller, M 5.00 

W. L. Miller, M 5.00 

Eev. & Mrs. D. A. G. Teeter, . . .M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Miller, M 6.00 

Total, 85.00 

Br. Ch., Dallas Center, Iowa, Misc., 37.61 

Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Eow, M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Grief, M 10.00 

Eev. & Mrs. Geo. E. Cone, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Eobinsou, ..M 5.00 

J. O. Sehman & Family, M 5.00 

C. D. Eoyer & Family, M 5.00 

D. F. Hoover & Family, M 5.50 

Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Eoyer, M 5.00 

Total, ' 88.11 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C, Misc., . . 17.85 

W. M. S., M 15.00 

Bible School, 82.97 

D. E. Brown, M oM 

H. E. Dooley, M 5.00 

H. L. Dooley, M 2.50 

B. F. Newcomer, M 5.00 

Total, 151.02 

Br. Ch., Ashland, Ohio, Misc., 36.60 

Sarah Keim, M . 5.00 

Dr. & Mrs. Martin Shively, M 2.50 

Mrs. E. J. Worst, M 5.00 

Eev. & Mrs. G. S. Baer, M 10.00 

Dr. J. AUen Miller, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Kilhefner, . .M 25.00 

Eev. & Mrs. H. H. Wolford, . . .M 5.00 

E. J. Worst, M 10.00 

Eev. & Mrs. A. L. DeLozicr, . . .M 10.00 

Harry E. DeLozier, M 5.00 

Mrs. Ohas. A. Bame, M 5.00 

Dr. Chas. A. Bame, M 10.00 

Amy Worst, M 5.00 

Ethel Harley & Daughter, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. I. M. Murray, M 5.00 

Florida M. Smith, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. F. Zercher, M 5.00 

Eev. Q. M. Lyon, M 5.00 

Dorcas Bame, M 5.00 

Prof. & Mrs. C. L. Anspach, . . .M 5.00 

Jr. Int., & Senior Depts. S. S,,..M 5.57 

Primary Dept. S. S., M 8.00 

Total, 218.92 

Br. Ch., Eoanoke, Ind., 3.0O 

Br. Ch. (West Homer), Homerville, 

O., 14.50 

Emma Garber, Leon, Iowa, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Waterloo, Iowa, 155.07 

Br. Ch. (New Enterprise), Denver, 

Indiana, 16.00 

E. E. Boon, Durham, Cal., M 15.00 

Br. Ch., Peru, Ind., 25.00 

Br. Ch., Masontown, Pa., Misc 41.00 

Sam EifEle, M 5.00 

Mary E. Mosier & Ella Ginler,.M O.OO 

Mrs. C. L. Langston, .M 5.00 

C. Emmett Johnson, M 5.00 

Mrs. G. W. Honsaker M 8.00 

Eev. & Mrs. J. L. Gingrich, . . . M 5.00 

Total, 75.00 

Br. Ch., Eoann, Ind., Misc., 61.20 

C. M. Yocum, M 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. S. M. Whetstone, . . M 5.00 

Monroe Jones, M 5.00 

Mrs. Monroe Jones, M 5.00 

Maude Beam, M 5.00 

Total, 86.20 

Br. Ch. (Bethel), Mulvane, Kans.,.. 58.23 

F. C. Seharper, M 5.00 

J. E. Adams, M 5.00 

Mrs. Walter Mason, M 5.00 

T. F. Howell, M 5.00 

Mrs. A. A. Ruble, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Louisville, Ohio, Misc., . . . 33.00 

Mr. & Mrs. I. F. Bratten, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Clapper M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Minler, . . .M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Schwab, M 5.00 

Total, 63.50 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, Ohio, Misc., 8.90 
F. J. Weaver, New Leganon, 0.,M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. John Enck, Now Leb- 
anon, Ohio, M 3.00 

Total, 45.90 

Br. Ch., Uniontown, Pa., 181.50 

1st Br. Ch., Los Angeles, Cal., . . . 75.00 

Br. S. S.. Burlington, Ind., ... 28.00 

Br. Oh., Warsaw, Ind., Misc., 29.19 

Keystone Bible Class, M 5.00 

True Blue Class, M 5.00 

Mothers ' Class, M 5.00 

Primary Dept M 5.00 

W. M. S., M 25.00 

C. C. Grisso & Family, M 5.00 

Total, 79.19 

Br. Ch. & S. S., Gratis, Ohio, Misc., 15.20 

Charles Smith M 5.00 

J. E. Ulrich, M 5.00 

N. G. Kimmel, M 5.00 

Total, 35.20 

Dr. J. L. Gillin, Madison, Wis., . .M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Martinsburg, Pa., Misc., . . . 64.43 

Mr. M . Kyler, M 5.00 

Eose Circle Bible Class, M 9.00 

J. E. Dilling, M 5.00 

Eev. J. I. Hall, M 5.00 

D. M. Klepser, M 5.00 

W. M. S., M 5.00 

Total, ,. . 98.43 

3rd Br. Ch., Johnstown, Pa., Misc., 11.00 

Eev. & Mrs. L. G. Wood, M 5.00 

Geo. Benshoff & Family, M 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. S. Stutzman & Fam- 
ily, ; M 6.00 

Total, 38.90 

Br. Ch., Beaver City, Neb., 106.33 

A. E. Whitted, M 5.00 

Mrs. A. E. Whitted, M 5.00 

Dorothy Whitted, M 5.00 

A. T. Nickerson, M 5.00 

Mary Seibert, M 5.00 

Mrs. C. D. Stearns, M 5.00 

Mrs. C. C. Copeland, M 5.00 

Anna Manley, M 5.00 

Joseph Johnston, M 5.00 

Emma Atwood, ■. .M 5.00 

Helen Seibert, M 5.00 

C. O. Beeler, M 5.00 

Mrs. W. H. Kilpatrick, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ulrey, Warsaw, Ind., .M 5.00 

R. A. Liehty, Belief ontaine, O., ..M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Ankenytown, O., Misc., . . 20.25 

Morris Grubb, M 5.00 

Eay Conrad & Mother, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Walker & 

Family, M 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. R. D. Barnard, ..M 5.00 

Total, 40.25 

Interest, 1.71 

Kentucky Fund 

Mae Hess, Cerro Gordo, 111., M 12.50 

Elizabeth Shaffer, ClajTJOol, Ind., M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Grise, Damas- 
cus, Ohio, 3.50 

Mrs. L. S. Strawn, Damascus, O., . . 1.50 

Wm. H. MiUer, Gap Mills, W. Va.,M 2.00 
Mrs. E. G. Goode, Harrisonburg, 

Va M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Gravelton> Ind., 18.37 

Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Martin, Pioneer, 

O., M 5.00 

Clara J. Niebel, Miamisburg, 0.,..M 5.00 

Lucv Metz, Sibley, Iowa, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Dayton, 7.90 

B. F. Detriek, . M 4.00 

Miriam E. Klepinger, M 5.00 

G. W. Bi-umbaugh & Family, . . .M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Macher, M 2.00 

D. W. Klepinger and Family, ..M 5.00 

Mi-s. Edith R. Kem M 5.00 

Friend, 10.00 

Eoy H. Kinsey & Family, M 12.50 

E. P. Klepinger and Family, . . . M 15.00 

A Personal Inquiry for the New Year 

(Continued from page 7) 

In either case they became the God that precluded the 
living God. You cannot serve God and mammon even if 
you are a good moral man. All of which led naturally to 
an unwillingness at self denial and self sacrifice, without 
which no man is truly good nor capable of salvation. 

"Unless a man is willing to take up the cross of Christ he 
has not prepared' to live in eternity.." 

I wish that at this time all of us might ask ourselves 
seriously this question of "what lack I yet?" and then pro- 
ceed by the grace of God to get what we lack, not only to 
be able to live in eternity, but to live bigger and better 
lives in 1925. 

FEBRUARY 4. 1925 


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Orion E., Delia M. & Byron, B. 

Bowman, M 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ira A. Becghly, . . .M 5.00 

Elizabeth Miller, M 5.00 

Flo B. Fogarty, ■ M 2.50 

Sherman Gilbert, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Gerhart, Al- 

toona, Pa., 2.50 

Ghas. J. Berkeybile, Mifilin, Pa.,. .M 10.00 

Arta, Fostoria, O., 1.00 

Mrs. H. W. Kobertson, Strasburgy 

Va., 2.00 

Br. Oh., Bryan, 0., Misc 85.65 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kerr, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Erlsten, M 5.00 

Eev. & Mrs. E. M. Riddle, M 5.00 

C. F. Brown, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Beaver, M 5.00 

C. E. Society, AUentown, Pa., M 5.00 

Church Misc. OfEering, 37.50 

G. W. Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kan.,. . 1.50 

Br. Ch., Campbell, Mich., 27.30 

Br. Ch., Sergeantsville, N. J., Misc., 3.00 

C. E. Soe. Sergeantsville, N. J., ..M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. John Bricker, Eossville, 

Ind., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Oakville, Ind., Misc, 37.50 

S. Lowman, M 5.00 

Lewis Skinner, M 2.50 

C. E. Society, Warsaw, Ind., ....M 25.00 
Rev. & Mrs. F. W. Kinzie Krypton, 

Ky., M 5.00 

Abigail Theakston, M 1.00 

Third Br. Ch., Phila., Pa., Misc., 32.77 

Children 's Division M 67.05 

Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Roush, M 3.00 

Robert R. Goshorn, -25 

Wm. Saylor, W. Alexandria, O., M 20.00 

Br. Ch., Mt. Pleasant, Pa., 14.25 

W. M. S., Sunnyside, Wash., M 15.00 

Br. Ch., Lost Creek, Ky., 36.05 

Wilma E. Garber, Leon, Iowa, M 5.00 
Mrs. John Dintaman & Dan, Mar- 

jorie, M 2.50 

Br. Ch., Lanark, 111., Misc 29.50 

H. B. Puterbaugh, M 5.00 

Mrs. Rilla Lower, M 5.00 

S. Peterman, M 5.00 

E. M. Flickinger, M 5.00 

AUce Garber, | M 5.00 

Boyd Zuek & Family, M 5.00 

C. W. Mays & Wife, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Altoona, Pa. 

Mrs. Abraham SoUenberger, . . .M 5.00 

Abraham SoUenberger, M 5.00 

Br. Ch. (Fairhaven), West Salem, O., 3.00 
Br. Ch. (Pleasant Grove, N. English, 

Iowa, 19.10 

Br. Ch. (Fairview), Washington 

C. H.. Ohio, 2.25 

Br. Ch.,' Turloek, Gal., Misc., 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Heltman, ..M 5.00 

Ruth Doty, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Milledgeville, 111., Misc., 6.25 

Ethel Straka, M 5.00 

Bible School, Washington, D. C, 15.20 

H. L. Dooley, Washington, D. C, 2.50 

Br. Ch., Ashland, Ohio, Misc., 3.75 

Dr. & Mrs. Martin Shively, M 2.50' 

Hortense Wcrtz, Ashland, O., ... 25.00 

C. S. MeConncU, Long Beach, Cal.,M 5.00 

R. R. Boon, Durham, Cal., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Louisville, Ohio, Misc 10.50 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, Ohio, Misc.. 7.50 

F. J. Weaver, New Lebanon, 0.,M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. John Enck, New Leb- 
anon, Ohio, M 4.00 

C. E. Soc, Geo. W. Kinzie M 7.50 

Primary Dept. S. S., M 5.00 

3rd Br. Ch., Johnstown, Pa., Misc., 1.90 

Elnora Fike, Terra Alta, W. Va., JI 15.00 
Missionary Eduoational rttnd 

Willing Church Workers, Dayton, 

Ohio, M $ 5.00 

■Grand Total receipts during Novem- 
ber and December for Ky. work, $1,125.64 

Grand Total receipts during Novem- 
ber and December for Gen. Fund, .$5,076.66 

Missionary Educational fund for De- 
cember, $ 5.00 

Special for Washington, D. C. for 


Grand Total, 


NOTE — Many churches have failed to send 
us a list of contributors who gave $5.00 or 
more. Unless the donors object, we shall be 
glad to receive such lists, with the correct ad- 
dresses and exact amounts contributed. If we 
do not receive this, we can not give recogni- 
tion for HOME GUARD membership, also 
furnished to those who contributed $25.00 or 
more. We are indeed grateful for the re- 
sponse to the Thanksgiving offering appeal, 
and trust the churches that 'have not sent u.': 
their offerings, will do so as soon as possible. 

Notes on the Sunday School Lesson 

(Continued from page 10) 
.sin 1900 years this si''e the Cross with all its 
meaning and witness. If Jesus was hurt at 
deUuquency in that day, what must he feel 
about us today? 

Finally in Gethsemane we see brought to 
full fruit the work of a traitor's heart. Jesus 
had no sooner ended his struggle than there 
were multitudes of bobbing lights in the road 
leading to the Garden. Treason had at last 
found its shining mark, and the traitor 's kiss 
sends the poisoned arrow right to Jesus' 
heart. "Hail Master," is the traitor's cry 
as he imprints his kiss of shame on Jesus ' 

Judas' treachery consisted in bodily be- 
trayal of Jesus, a,nd a total lack of spiritual 
perception by which he could appreciate 
Jesus' mission. Had Judas possessed the lat- 
ter he would never have been the channel 
for a traitor's career. It is preeiselj' hero 
that treachery runs its course todaj^. Failure 
to accord Jesus the place he claims for him- 
self: to recognize his Divine personality or 
Deity; and to follow the progxam he has 
mapped out for his followers — these are the 
derelictions that make the modern .Judases. 
Such men are not found in dark gardens at 
midnight either, but they occupy places of 
affluence and, power. The modern pulpit 
hears their mellow, persuasive tones. Re- 
ceiving the "pieces of silver" for wages they 
too, can turn and crj^ in mocking accents, 
"Hail Master," and kiss themselves into 
damnation. Fine clothes or a large amount 
of modern science, history or theologj' does 
not differentiate such men from Judas. The 
Judas life fails to accord Jesus his full place. 
The matter of lights, staves, and soldiers are 
mere bits of local color. Jesus reads the 

Gethsemane therefore spells victory, failure 
through weakness, and failure through a wil- 
ful desire to fail. As such Gethsemane is a 
cross section of real life. May wo learn to 
spell Gethsemane— V I C T O R Y. 

Terra Alta, West Virginia. 

The Christian Endeavors' Relation 
to the Church 

(Continued from page 11) 

of the joy we 'have through giving our hearts 
to Christ and urging them to do this also. 

Sometimes our young friends may hesitate 
to become Christians because they think it 
wiU be necessary to sacrifice certain amuse- 
ments or recreations. We must prove to them 

that we can enjoy good healthful sports and 
social affairs that are uplifting. Our play 
should "build up one another." 

It is often hard, but it is necessary to win 
our friends for Christ. Soul winning is like 
an endless chain. Each tries to win the one 
next to him until the whole world is saved. 
We dare not be links that drop out of the 
chain. To win our friends we must have a 
firm belief in our message and in the power 
of Christ to save. He must be real to us be- 
fore he wiU be real to others. We must study 
methods, and the ways of God and of man. 
Along with these we must continue to pray 
for our friends until our prayers are answer- 

The young people out of Christ first become 
associate members of the society, and are 
such until they have become Christians. When 
they have accepted Christ they become active 
members, endeavoring to follow him. 

Each year there is a week set apart as 
Christian Endeavor week. A program is made 
out with something special for each day. The 
program ends with Decision Day on Sunday. 
At this time each person may make whatever 
decision that he feels prompted to make, sue'h 
as, accepting Christ, joining the church, or be- 
•coming a Life Work Recruit. In these ways 
the (Endeavor society helps to bring new life 
into the church. 

There is another way in whic'h the young- 
people may help the church and that is by 
promoting our Denominational beliefs. 

Tlie Brethren church believes in Triune Im- 
mersion, Feet-Washing, etc. If the young- 
people become Christians through our Endeav- 
or meetings, they will be most apt to join 
the church where they attend Endeavor. In 
so doing they adopt our Denominational ln'- 
liefs and customs. 

Our denomination believes in World Peace. 
'i no Endeavorers have an opportuntiy of pro- 
moting this belief by studying the conditions 
and possibilities of world peace in the Sunday 
evening meetings. In this way Christian En- 
deavor can keep its members posted on im- 
portant topics of the times and promote the 
beliefs that our church stands for. 

Our church must always stand for educa- 
tion of the mind, iHumination of the soul, 
service, justice, and for the eternal Christ. 
We can readily see how Christian Endeavor 
trains its young people in all of these essen- 
tials and thus prepares them for a life of lar- 
ger usefulness in the church or any other re- 
ligious work. 

Hudson, Iowa. 

The Church's Obligation to the 
Veteran Ministry 

Henry H. Sweets, D. D. in Reformed Church 

Justice Demands It. It is not a charity. 
^Vhen the church ordains a man to the work 
of the ministry, she says, ' ' Separate yourself 
from the sources of worldly gain. Minister 
to us in spiritual things and we will minister 
to you in material things." 

Judge Beaver well says: "When a minister 
has been solemnly ordained and thereby 
adopted) by the c'hurch, and has, by his ordi- 
nation vows, voluntarily closed the avenues 

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FEBRUARY 4, 1925 

by which men ordinaiily acquire a compe- 
tency, and afterward becomes physically or 
mentally disqualified for the proper discharge 
of the duties of his high office, or after a half 
century of devoted servisc is laid aside by the 
infirmities of age, he has a rig'ht morally — 
aye, and just as much right legally in the 
truest sense — to claim from the church such 
provision at least as at the time of his ordi- 
nation was made for those in like circum- 

Hoaor Enforces It. The church cannot af- 
ford to break this solemn pledge. A success- 
ful business man wrote: "I think wc all ap- 
preciate to some extent this privilege and 
duty that God has laid on us, of taking care 
of his aged and infirm servants and theii'' de- 
pendent ones, but I am afraid we fail to 
appreciate our individual responsibility in 
this matter. Our names are all on the bond 
and our Master is our endorser. Do we pro- 
pose to let his note go to protest?" Dr. Pier- 
son says: ''It is an insult to call this char- 
ity. It is in the very highest sense a debt, 
and should be so honored as an imperative 
obligation owed to those who used their days 
of strength in the service of our Lord; and 
no blessing can be expected on a church 
which allows the veteran soldier of Christ tn 
go down to his grave a dependent on char-' 
ity, looking for a miserable pittance bestow- 
ed as on a beggar, for the bare subsistence 
of life." 

Gratitude Compels it. The ministers whu 
are on our rolls have turned their backs upon 
inviting fields, they have made themselves 
poor for the sake of Christ and his church. 
The lonely widows and orphans have shared 
these privations with those who have fallen 
in the strife. They have sown the seed in 
hard and ofttimes unpromising fields and we 
today are reaping the sp-endid harvest. They 
laid Ihe foundation deep and strong upon 
which we are erecting the temple of God. 

Self-Kespect Keq.uires It. The farmer cares 
for the faithful old horse which has served 
him welL The house dog is fed from his 
master's table, even after ho is too old to 
watch, "soulless corporations" are setting 
aside -vast sums of money from which they 
are pensioning those who have assisted them 
in gaining their wealth. And shall not his 
church, which professes to have his spirit, 
minister to the needs of God's aged saints 
who have denied themselves in the days of 
their strength in order that they might care 
for the poor, seek the lost, relieve the sor- 
rowing, and lead to a blessed hope in God? 

Expediency Sugge;sts It. It is not expe- 
dient for the church to let her worn out ser- 
vants oomo to pinching need and humiliating 
poverty. The Presbyterian General Assembly 
declared: "This is the day of opportunity. If 
the church does not act promptly, not only 
will the cause of Ministerial Kelief suffer, 
but the supply of candidates for the minis- 
try will be seriously affected. If the father 
lies wounded on the field of battle uncared 
for, can we expect the son to fill his place in 
the depleted ranks?" And where could you 
find a missionary, either at home or abroad, 
laboring on an insufficient salary, who. should 
lie know that if he fall by the way, the lov- 
ing- iirms of the church would be placed be- 

neath him; or if he he called to his reward, 
his wife and his little ones would be cared 
for by the church, would not have more heart 
and zeal to put into his exacting labor? 

Sympathy Directs It. The loneliness of 
these brave old warriors, shut up ofttimes 
within the four walls of their rooms, and the 
dependence of the widows and orphans who 
have shared the privations of those whose 
tired bodies rest in "the bivouac of the 
dead, " is a pathetic, mute appeal. They are 
not laggards. Gladly would they be again in 
the forefront of the battle. But God has shut 
them in. Added to their weakness and pain 
of body is the thoug'ht. which sometimes must 
come, that they are forgotten — orphaned bj 
the church. 

Religion Urges It. It is of the very essence 
of Christianity. ' ' Pure religion and undefiled 
before God and the Father is this: To visit 
the fatherless and widows in their affliction, 
and to keep himself unspotted from the 
world." To plead for these veterans is not 
begging. It is counsel to do right that the 
people need — counsel for the lack of which 
the church is daily forfeiting the blessings of 
duty done. Therefore, to the ministry, we 
would say: Shake off your false modesty. 
Help the church to do right. Your aged 
brethren are sutfering through a neglect for 
which the people are not responsible, since 
they do not know the facts. It is in your 
power to make the facts known, and so to 
help them. "Whoso seeth his brother have 
nee^d, and shutteth up his compassion from 
him, how dwelleth the love if God in him?" 

Ohedience Enjoins It. The support of the 
ministers of the Gospel is not a matter left 
to the whims of men. It is according to the 
Divine order. God means that no minister 
shall be "entangled in affairs of this life," 
and to prevent this he made abundant pro- 
vision for those set apart to the service of 
the sanctuary. Having no inheritance among 
the children of Israel, the Levites were as- 
sured from want from the cradle to the 
grave, and their widows and orphans after 
them. The abundant tithes and offerings, the 

levitical cities and their suburbs, and the sa- 
credness of their calling assured to all those 
who stood before the Lord to minister to him, 
the most ample, continuous, and unfailing 
supply for all their wants. God declares 
through the Apostle Paul: "Do ye not know- 
that they which minister about holy things 
live of the things of the temple? And they 
which wait at the altar are partakers with 
the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained 
that they which preach the gospel should live 
of the gospel." Time and again God said, 
' ' Take heed that thou forsake not the Levite 
so long as thou livest in the land." 

,The Love of Christ Constrains tTs. We 
cannot now see him with our eyes, or minis- 
ter to liis bodily needs, but he has identified 
himself with his disciples. Then shall the 
King say, "Gome, ye blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from 
the foundation of the world; for I was an 
hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirs- 
ty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, 
and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed 
me; I was sick and ye visited me; I was in 
prison, and ye came unto me. Inasmuch as 
ye have done it unto one of the least of these 
mj' brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

The Example of Jesus Guides TJs. Our 
Savior taught by his life as well as by the 
words of grace that flowed from his lips. He 
left a striking example in his care for his 
own mother. See him on the cross enduring 
suffering, pain, death, djnng for the sons of 
men. As he looks out over the vast crowd, 
his eye falls upon his mother. He sees the 
days of loneliness and want that must come 
to her. Hear his tender words, "Woman, be- 
hold thy son. .John, behold thy mother." If 
the Savior, in anguish and pain and death, 
recognized his mother's need and made pi'o- 
vision for it, should not the grateful church 
of Christ in these days of wonderful mate- 
rial prosperity care, even with lavish hands, 
for those who, in a special sense, are the 
mothers and brothers and sisters of our Lord 
.Tesus Christ? 

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The Brethren Home at Flora, Indiana 
Merits your Generous Support 

The Care of the A|ed Ministers and Their Widows 

The minister oE God in each feneration has been the li^ht bearer. He dedicates 
his life to making people better, and that, in the words of Henry van Dyke, is "the 
hardest and finest work in the world." Osnit the word of the Christian minister and 
our civilization would quickly become pa^an, or even barbaric. The man who holds 
us up to our best is worthy of our honor and affection. When the shadows lengthen 
and the golden light opens in the West, he should have no anxiety but only peace of 
soul. That is the meaning of this beautiful service to our aged ministers and their 
widows. It is the glorifying of our leaders. 

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Ministerial Keliei auj Old Folks' Home — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

Bretliren Benevolences — O. E. Bowman, 

'The Superannuated Fund — J. L. Kimmel, 

An Open Letter— H. F. E. O'NeiU, 

What Do We Owe?— E. F. Miller, 

Our Bounden .Duty — A Layman, 

Personality of Holy Spirit — L. G. Wood, 

Erecting a Scaffold — B. T. Burnwurth, 8 

Our Worship Program— Editor, 8 

Blessings of the Sanctuary — Alice Livengood, 9 

Notes on the S. S. Lesson — Edwin Boardman, 10 

A Square Deal — Q. M. Lyon, 10 

Sociability in Christian Endeavor — Ethel Richards 11 

Junior Notes— Ida G. Weaver, 11 

America and Cathay — Eva Clark Waid 15 


Mioisterial Relief and Old Folks Home 

No reader of The Evangelist should be in ignorance of the ob- 
jectives and goals of Benevolence Day. Lf the repetition of previous 
issues has escaped the notice o:^ s-iiy, surely no one can give even a 
cuTsoi'y glance at this issue without getting some understanding of 
the appeal that is being made in behalf of the aged ministers and 
the Brethren Home. On the last Sunday in February (the 22nd, this 
year) the General Conference authorized two general boards to go 
before the brotherhood for offerings to carry on the work delegated 
to t'hem. They are the Benevolence Board in charge of the Superan- 
nuated Minister's Fund and the Brethren Home Board in charge of 
the Brethren Home at Flora, Indiana. Each is asking for an offering 
equal to at least forty cents per member. This is not a large sum, 
and it is difficult to understand w'hy any church should fail to con- 
tribute that amount to so worthy and Christian a work as caring for 
the aged ministers and providing a home for the needy poor of our 
fraternity. And notwithstanding the disappointing records of some 
of our churches in the past we are almost persuaded that there wiU 
be a very generous and widespread response to these appeals this 

At Flora, Indiana, a. most commendable work has been accom- 
plished in a remarkably short time. It is only recently that we have 
had any vision of our duty for the care of our aged Brethren. But 
when the vision was conceived and had gripped the hearts of a few of 
our consecrated men and women, it spread rapidly among our people 
and quickly broug'ht about a very generous co-operation. We have 
seen the completion of the Home and its launching out upon its mis- 
sion. It is now! an actuality, a going concern, an institution that is 
giving the modest comforts of home to a number of the aged and 
homeless members of the Brethren church. It is being wisely man- 
aged anid the brotherhood is rallying in a splendid waj' to its sup- 
port considering the short time that the Home has been operating- 
But its needs are large and its unrealized possibilities are great. It 
has merely gotten started in the service that it purposes to render 
to the denomination. It now opens its doors freely to aged ministers 
and returned missionaries who n;eed its ministrations during their 
last 'days. And as it grows and its resources increase it purposes tc- 
put it serA'ice within the easy reach of the most needy of our aged 
and infirm laity. And this is its duty and the duty of the church. 
The maintenance of such an institution where the aged and needy 
poor, and also the homeless children, may find a haven of rest and 
protection is a duty which every denomination owes to such of its 
own household of faith. It is therefore no unimportant appeal which 
the Brethren Home Board makes to us. Every church should gladly 

give its apportionment to this worthy cause, and those Brethren whom 
God has blessed with wealth and wish to bestow an endowment fund 
upon an institution that is set for the doing of a really great and 
Christian service will find here an opportunity. 

But while the Brethren Home Board has had cause for encour- 
agement by reason of the increasing co-operation given it, the Board 
of Benevolences, which has charge of the Superannuated Ministers' 
Fund, has experienced some disappointments which seem difficult to 
explain, except for one possible explanation which we make bold to 
set forth. It is certainly a discouraging and disappointing situation 
in which the officers of this Board find themselves — charged with the 
responsibility of distributing to the aged ministers the allowances 
which General Conference voted they should receive and having an 
empty treasury on their hands. It is discouraging because they must 
feel very keenly their inability to do the impossible — pay money out 
of an empty treasuiy, and it is disappointing because many of the 
very churches that voted through their representatives in favor of 
this small allowance to the aged ministers have not given a red cent 
to this Fund. When this situation was brought freshly to our atten- 
tion a few weeks ago, we in turn brought it to the attention of the 
Evangelist family in a brief editorial, for it seemed to us a very 
deplorable situation. It apparently set heavy upon our readers, for 
it brought forth a number of replies, explanations and expressions 
of surprise. One good brother, who called himself ' ' one of the 
.sixty-five" minister^ who failed to take an offering', from his church, 
said, ' ' This thing has gotten under my skin, ' ' and then he explaiqed 
in a very good spirit how it happened that his church made no offer- 
ing. But there is not another church of which we have any know- 
ledge in the brotherhood for which his explanation would stand as in 
any way plausible. 

Wks-t is the reason for the situation? Why is it that sixty-five 
churches and their pastors failed to make even a little offering? Our 
first answer under the irritation of the moment was, They are not 
loyal to this interest; they are not grateful for the service of our 
church fathers. But our more sober judgment forbade us believing 
such a thing about so large a number of our ministers and churches. 
It; might possibly be true of a few, though we would not know who 
they might be. Such an explanation is not fair and just either to out 
pastors or our churches. We have faith in our pastors; they are a 
loyal group. And the churches share their spirit. Therefore from 
the expressions we I'eeeivod and from other observations, we are in- 
clined to believe that the true explanation is to be found in a grow- 
ing feeling that the superannuated ministers who need help will be 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 



cared for in the Brethren Home, and bo the need for a special fund 
for superannuated ministers will become; increasingly less. This, we 
believe, is not the thought of the Brethren Home Board or of the 
Board of Benevolences. It doubtless will be true that more and more 
of our aged ministers will be wanting to enjoy the comforts of our 
beautiful Home, but all who go in there will do so because they 
Choose to go amd not because of any pressure. No one who has 
thought himself through this problem will consent that we shall 
have, or even should have, any less need as the years go by for funds 
with w'hich to support oui" aged and deserving ministers and their 
widows in their homes, when they prefer to stay there, than we 
have today. 

We must face up to the fact that we will always have ministers 
who will need the help of the church in the declining years, because 
they were not given during their active years a salary on which they 
could lay by anjy funds in store^ We have young, vigorous men in 
the ministry right now getting such scant salaries that they must 
make one dollar do the service of three in order to make ends meet. 
It will be impossible for them to prepare- for old age. They are giv- 
ing the chxirch their very best, their all, having no side issues, no 
diverting interests. Their only thought is the advancement of the 
Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But before we are 
aware, these young men Tvill be old, the churches they now serve so 
faithfully will be asking for younger men and they will be ' ' shelved. ' ' 
Those non-earning days will come and; find them unable to live with- 
out work, many of them. But what can they do? Preaching is all 
they have ever known, or attempted to do. Besides they will be too 
old, or perhaps not physically able to do manual labor, if we should 
be so ungrateful as to drive them to it. As they sit with folded 
hands, waiting the inevitable summons. Who shall provide for them 
in a manner that is fitting to a servant of God'? Ah, who but the 
church that has profited by their years of hard and sacrificial service ' 

It is unpleasant to think that indifference and unconcern enters 
largely into the situation that faces us today, where churches and 
active pastors fail to take any notice of the needs of the men who 
have worn themselves out for the Gospel. Yet some suggest that thi>! 
spirit does actually explain the attitude of some, that there is a fail- 
ure to appreciate the services rendered and the sacrifices endured, that 
ingratitude is at the bottom of the disturbing situation. Whether it 
be true or not the thoughtful world will be led to believe it, for it 
is becoming very considerate of its own servants in this respect. Hon. 
Emory L. Ooblentz points out that "One of the striking developments 
of the age in which we Uve is the gro-wing tendency among all 
classes of people to charge every department of human endeavor with 
the responsibility for the support of those who give theii' lives to its 
development. AU well regulated industries and almost every impor- 
tant business have their systems of retirement, with proper provisioi, 
for those unable longer to perform service. The Federal Statutes and 
those of our respective states are constantly being amended and sup- 
plemented in recognition of this principle." Shall the church not 
endeavor to care for those who give their lives to its service? By the 
very nature of the case, the church cannot command the funds to 
do for it^ servants what the cold, exacting business world is able to 
do for those Who spend their lives in developing its various indus 
tries, but it can, if it will persistently lay the matter heavily upon 
the hearts of its members, see that God's workmen have sufficient 
for their needs in their last days, and thus demonstrate a wholesome, 
Christian attitude. 

The thought is objectionable, as some one suggests, that local ehurph 
leaders and pastors may let the Benevolence Day offering pass un- 
noticed because they fear it may interfere with some local plans or 
the meeting of their own church expenses. We refuse to give the 
suggestion much credence, and yet we recall an incident that illus- 
trates how truly possible such ani attitude is: A year ago last fall a 
committee of citizens called upon Secretarj' Hoover to enlist 'his 
practical interest in the starving babies of Central Europe. We are 
told that ' ' He declined to intervene, dismissing the matter with a 
shrug of the shoulders and the enigmatical remark, 'The situation is 
complex.' " Then the reporter remarked, "But what could there be 
complex about the starving of babies? It is a distinct, pathetic and 
deplorable fact, making its direct and potent appeal to our Americai. 
hearts. To balance anaemic and dying children with questions of 
diplomaeyl and political strategy has, much as I dislike to say it, the 
appearance of heartlesaness. " If such a spirit could dominate to any 

appreciable extent the motives of church people, it would be a pitia- 
ble comment on the type of religion they possessed. Our common 
humanity, to say nothing of Christian compassion, requires us to help 
the helpless, whether they be babes or adults, Christian or pagan, 
minister or layman. No other appeal pulls more strongly upon our 
sympathies than this. 


Send offering for Superannuated Ministers to Herman Koscoe, 
Goshen, Indiana and for the Brethren Home to Heniry Kinehart, Flora, 

Brother Quinter M. Lyon's bi-weekly message is to be found in 
this issue. He speaks in behalf of the Sunday school teacher — that 
he i^hould be properly provisioned with Brethren supplies, important 
among which is the ' ' Educator, " if he is to do efficient work. 

irhe work of the Lord at Hagerstown, Maryland is going forward 
in a splendid manner, according to a report from Brother G. C. Cai'- 
peuter, the pastor. Two were recently added to the church roll. TVo 
new deacons were selected in old fashioned Dunker style and or- 
dained to take the place of two who passed away. 

A telegram received when we were going to press and signed by 
Orville D. Jobson Jr. reads as follows: "Orville David Jobsou born 
February ninth, eight pounds. Mother well." 

We «ish to extend in behalf of the Evangelist family 'heartiest 
congratulations and best wishes to Brother and Sister Jobson on this 
liappy occasion. 

The International Conference of Vacation Bible and Church 
school workers is held this year at Chicago Beach Hotel, all day, 
Monday, February loth, beginning promptly at ten o'clock. This 
will bring together for the first time in one conference national, 
state and city vacation school leaders of all denominations and Coun- 
cils and Church Federations. 

Brother W. A. Crofl'ord reports a very successful evangelistic 
campaign at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, where he has been pastor 
for more than twelve years. Brother A. E. Thomas was the evan- 
gelLst. As a result of these meetings forty-seven souls were led to 
Christ, most of whom united with the Brethren church. Brother 
Croft'ord declares that his church is fully alive and growing. 

Brother G. C. Carpenter, president of the Maryland-Virginia dis- 
trict mission board calls the attention of the churches of that dis- 
trict to the fact that it is time to pay mission apportionments. And 
while remarking this, we might just add: It is time for Ohio District 
mission payments, too, for second quarter. Please be prompt, for we 
are paying as we go. Ohio churches have done splendidly thus far. 
Keep going. R. Alger Hazen of Ashland receives the funds. 

The Long Beach news letter contains a number of interesting 
items, chief among them being the mention of two talented mission- 
aries going out form their midst — one Mrs. Grace P. Srack, who is 
now, and has been, teaching Bible at Eiverside Institute, Kentucky, 
and Miss Johanna Nielsen, who 'has recently arrived in Buenos 
Aires in company with Dr. Yoder and family to doi missionary work. 
A \ery unusual thing about Miss Nielsen's going is the fact that she 
is paying her own way. The lavish expressions of affection and 
goodwill show how highly she was esteemed by her church. Dr. 
Bauman, the pastor, is engaged in evangelistic meetings in the east. 

President Jacobs reports a total enrollment at Ashland College, 
exclusive of special departments, of 322 students. It is occasion for 
rejoicing on the part of every alumnus and friend of our college that 
it is growing so rapidly and with it all there is maintaiued such a 
high type of student body. The faculty is steadily increasing in 
numbers and efficiency of training. Prof. J. A. Garber is soon to 
take his doctorate, others are working on the same degree and 
younger professors are about to complete their Master's degree. All 
this puts the challenge more strongly to bring up the only point 
lacking to qualify in the Ohio Association of Colleges — endowment, 



FEBRUARY 11, 1925 




Brethren Benevolences 

By Orion E. Bowman, Secretary Brethren Home Board 

For the past several years, through an agreement 
entered into at the National Conference, February has been 
designated as the month in which to take up the offerings 
for Benevolences in the various congregations of our beloved 

Two Fold 

This offering is designated to serve two distinct organ- 
ifiations, The Board of Benevolences and The Brethren's 
Hoime and both are fully worthy. 

The Board of Benevolences 

This Board is a distinct corporation and has as its chief 
duty the collection and distribution of a fund for the re- 
tired and superannuated ministers of the church, to help 
maintain such ministers and veteran:" of the €ross in their 
declining days. No more wor- 
thy call comes to Brethrenism .y 
than this and every church j 
should strive this year to 
make an adequate gift for this 
division of the offering. Re- 
mittances should be made to 
Mr. Herman Roscoe, Treasur- 
er, Goshen, Indiana. 

The Brethren's Home 

Every member of the Bi-eth- 
ren church should be happy I 
that vdthin the past foiu' j 
years the Brethren's Home j 
Board has purchased a farm j 
of 42 acres adjacent to the ! 
city of Flora, Indiana, and in ! 
the garden spot of Hoosier- | 
doni, and have erected there- j 
on a splendid administration j 
building capable of taking j 
care of 35 adults and 20 or | 
more children. This building j 
is modern in every respect ! 
and well built. All wlio see | 
the building and surroundings I 
are much pleased with the ar- 
rangements and appointments. 
It is in easy access to Flora 
and just a short distance from 
the First Brethren church of 
Flora where Dr. Burnworth is 
the aggressive pastor. 
Its Worth 

Tile building, equipment 
and land are conservatively 
estimated at $60,000. If the 

buildmgs were to be built today they would cost mucb 

How Was It Done? 

This worthy accomplishment has only been attained by 
the generous gifts of such good brethren as Henry Rine- 
hai't, Jesse Garver, Ira Fudge and wiie and hundreds of 
other loyal brethren and organizations throughout the 


The home is open to any member of the Brethren church 

who is in good standing with his or her local congregation. 

All ministers or returned missionaries are admitted free. 

Lay members are admitted on the payment of a small week- 

(Continued on page 5 first column) 

Caring for Our Aged Ministers 

Sample of an Appeal Made by Another Church 
Organ in Behalf of Its Aged Ministers. 

Ministerial Relief is not a charity tut an obligation. 
The Churcli owes it to its ministi-y that they shall not 
want in their old age. Secular institutions provide for 
their disahled; why should not the chiuxh? The work 
of the minister does not lie In the sphere of money-mak- 
ing. "Men who enter the ministry are visually supposed 
to be actuated by motives which a shower of gold fails 
to satisfy. ' ' The sainted Dr. Harbaugh used to say he 
had no time for making money. Then again ministers' 
salaries are usually small in comparison with those men 
of like ability earn in other spheres of life. 

Hence it is that our ministers are unable to lay up in 
store for themselves for the future, as men in other call- 
ings can; and hence it is that they should be cared for 
when disabled. The First Reformed Church of Lancaster, 
Pa., met the problem by making one of its aged ministers 
pastor emeritus on partial salary when he became dis- 
abled. This act carried with it many blessings both to 
the congregation and the pastor. 

There is no worthier object before the church today 
than that of Ministerial Relief; and I congratulate the 
MESSENGER, which under its present efficient manage- 
ment is wide awake to all the interests of the church, 
upon its calling attention to this worthy cause. — John W. 
Appel, Esq., Vice-President of the General Synod, in The 
Reformed Church Messenger. 

The Superanuated Fund 

By J. L. Kimmel, Treasurer 

I do not mean to pose as a statesman or a prophet in 
this article but I msh once more to be very frank ^vith my 
bi'cthren in the ministry in the discussion of the subject 
before me. I have now been on this board for more than 
twelve years ; ever since it has been a creature of the Con- 
ference. When my term has expired I shall retire and let 
some one else have my place oiii the board. 

I appreciate the difficult work the pioneer has to do 
in any line of work. It is always a hard task to perform. 
But if it is a worthy cause it will win in the end. 

The Superannuated Fiuid is a worthy cause and must 
win. The church cannot prosper and live and let her old 
mulisters die in poverty. That is inconsistent with all the 
great doctrines and principles of the Christian religion. The 
laborer is worthy of his hire 
said Jesus. Paul said, "They 
that preach the gospel shall 
live of the gospel." Whoi 
shall they live of the gospel? 
Just as long as they are not 
incapacitated for service '? 
And when that day comes, 
Avill the church forsake them 
and throw them entirely upon 
their o\m resources? That 
would be a very strange in- 
terpretation of the Avords ^ 
the ^Master or the teaching of 
the great Apostle Paul. Here 
is a great fundamental truth 
that must be recognized by 
the Brethren church or else 
the church must suffer as a 
consequence. The immutable 
laws of God must and do 
prevail and there is but one 
thing for us to do and that is 
to comply with the instruc- 
tions given by him who made 
the laws "for the Scripture 
cannot be broken." 

There are at this time ten 
persons on the Superannuated 
list. Others have applied 
but because of a lack of funds 
have not been placed where 
they really should be. Broth. 
er Isaac Ross of Los Angeles, 
California has lately passed 
away. The sad part about liis 
death from this standpoint 
Avas that we owed him for nearly four months' pay when 
his spirit took its flight. We OAve the same and more now 
to all the rest on the list. We must also remember that 
nearly all of these persons are over eighty years of age and 
are in very precarious circumstances, depending almost en 
tirely upon the Superannuated fund for a living. Yet in 
all these cold winter months their pay failed to come ; while 
the multiplied thousands were living in comfort and ease 
v/ith apparently no remorse of conscience for their neglect 
of duty. 

Just how the Brethren church can succeed in closing 
her eyes to such a condition and I'efuse to pay her appor- 
tionments of 40 cents per member is something the writer 
cannot understand. If the contribution of 40 cents per 
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FEBRUARY 11, 1925 



Brethren Benevolences 

(Continued from page 4 first column) 

ly sum to meet expenses or on the payment of a lump sum 
fixed, by the board. 

Some criticism has been occasioned because not all can 
be admitted free, but it has been the purpose of thei board 
fronn the first to conduct the affairs of the home in such a 
way that the home or its maintenance would never be a 
burden on the denomination. 

The Management 

The home is well managed under the supervision of 
Jacob Meyers as Superintendent and' his good wife as 
Matron. Fine crops, vegetables, etc., were produced last 
year on the farm. 

The Needs of the Home 

On authority of General Conference, the Home is ask- 
ing for an offering of 40c per member as part of the Benev- 
olent Day Offering. This fund will meet the current ex- 
penses of running the home this yesa* and, if sufficient, ■will 
help to -ndpe out the remaining small indebtedness of the 
Home. It is the purpose of the Board to present this Home 
to the General Conference next September free of any debt. 

The home also needs an endowment fund the income 
from which ■will be used for the benefit of the home. As 
this fund is increased the requirements for admis.sion of lay 
members can be greatly lessened. Annuity Bonds on which 
a good rate of interest is paid is also an attractive way to 
help this worthy cause. 

All benevolence day offerings should be mailed directly 
to Henry Rinehart, Treasurer, Flora, Indiana, who will 
promptly receipt therefor. 

"Thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase 

* * * and the stranger, and the fatherless and the ■\vido-\N- 

* * * shall come and shall eat and be satisfied ; that the Lord, 
thy God. may bless thee in all the work of thy hand" Deu- 
teronomy 14:28-29. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

The Superannuated Fund 

(Continued from page 4 second column ) 

member once a year would work a hardship on the churches 
it would be different. But when we remember that 40 cents 
a year is less than a penny a week for this noble cause, it 
seems ridiculous that it is not paid, and so it must certainly 
be. That is the mildest term I can possibly use — and be 
ti-ue to my feelmgs and to the interest of this worthy cause. 

But I am satisfied that the churches have not averaged' 
over 10 cents per member and some have sent in their checks 
for a penny a member. Now here in Indiana little children 
bring nickles to Sunday school, others give dimes and some 
quarters, but when we give to support these old veterans of 
the cross who have given their lives for the promotion of 
the Ivingdom of righteousness, then we give 10 cents a year 
and feel that it is almost an imposition to ask us to do that. 
Sixty-five churches said, we are not going to give one cent 
to support these old' ministers in their last days; and they 
actually did just what they said they would do, or rather 
would not do. Here is a situation that is certainly to be 

I tliink I hear some one say, ' ' Yes, that is time ; and I 
certainly sympathize -^vith these old people who are so 
shamefully neglected by the churches." Well, the ■^'iTiter 
sympathizes with these old' people, too, but he is at a loss 
to know who to pity the most — the persons who actually 
suffer or the persons who cause them to suffer. A Sunday 
school teacher asked her class who they would rather be, 
The Rich Man or Lazarus? A little boy replied, "I would 
rather be the Rich Man in this world and Lazarus in the 
next world. This little fellow must have had^ a good many 
associates, it seems to me, who thought just like he did with 
regard to this situation. But you cannot live in selfish 
luxury in this world and enjoy the state of the impover- 
ished in the next. 

To the pastors of the Brethren churches, I have this to 

The Pioneer Ministers Who Were Present at the Famous Dayton Convention in 1883 
Only a Few Linger to Bless Us with Their Presence 



FEBRUARY 11, 1925 

say: You simply must not ignore this cause any longer. If 
the Episcopal church of the United States could and did 
raise eight and one-half million dollars and the Methodist 
church twenty million dollars and the Baptist church many 
millions for this fund in their churches, then the Brethren 
church cannot afford to ignore it any longer. If we do, 
then we will deplete our ministry and close the doors of the 
churches, for the Lord cannot bless and prosper us. 

But whoso hath this world 's good, and seeth Ms brother 
have need, and shiitteth up his bowels of compassion from 
him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? (1 John 3:17). 

What doth it profit my brethren though a man say he 
hath faith and have not works? Can faith save him? If a 
brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, and 
one of you say unto them, Depart in peace ; be ye warmed 
and filled; notwithstanding ye give them and those things 
AV'hich are needful to the body, what does it profit? Even 
so faith, if it hath not works, is dead being alone. Yea a 
man may say, Thou hast faith and I have works; shew me 
thy faith without thy works and I will shew thee my faith 
liy my works (James 2 :14 :15, 16, 17, 18) . 

Muncie, Indiana. 

An Open Letter 

In Behalf of the Superannuated Ministers 

Dear Co-Worker: 

Do you read any Cross- Word Puzzles? Whether you 
do or not you may be able to save some "cross words" and 
bad thoughts by giving an answer to this letter in action, 
such an answer as you would give if the Lord wei*e here in 

First, AvilL you decide where the trouble is: •(vith the 
retired ministers, with the people, or -with the pastors? 

You are aware that February is the month for the Offer- 
ing for the Superannuated Ministers' Fund, and which fund 
in many instances is their only source of mcome and we 
have not gotten enough this year to pay the small amount 
the National Conference voted them. I am sure you will 
agree with me there is no way for your Committee to get 
this to the people but through the pastors. It has been 
written up in the Evangelist and many do not read it and 
others do not take it seriously. 

You will no doubt remember that the Conference au- 
thorized your Committee to ask for a minimum of 40c per 

member from each church. You know this means some in- 
dividuals and churches will have to give more than 40c a 
member to make up for the non-interested. 

You* will also agree with me that it is a disgrace for a 
church that claims to be a "whole gospel church" to treat 
its pioneers the way we have treated ours. 

Whether or not the past condition will continue or a 
better condition be ushered in, will depend entirely on the 
answer you and your people give to this question. .Some of 
our large, well-to-do churches have given an average of less 
than 10c per member, while one of our mission churches 
has averaged over 50c per member. Which class will your 
church be in? 

Ijet us co-operate with the Lord in answering our pray- 
ers by givirig as we pray. If we do this I am qnite sure 
some prayers and some giving mil be changed. 

Yours Sincerely, 
. H. F. B. O'NEILL, President 
National Board of Benevolences. 

What do We Owe to the Aged Ministers? 

By E. F. Miller 

When our Editor asks for an article concerning our 
duties to the aged ministers of our chui'ch, and also states 
in an editorial that sixty-five churches have not re.sponded 
to their needs, it is surely evident that we have utterly 
failed to do our duty and we need to be stu'red up about it. 

But what ! sixty-five churches absolutely forgot or pur- 
posely neglected to remember our aged ministers with the 
prime necessities of life? What is the matter? Brethren, 
these things ought not to be. 

In thinking of the aged minister we are confronted at 
once with the fact that many ^v\^o gave active response to 
the highest calling that comes to man, have ceased their 
activity and their places are now Ijeing filled by younger 
men. They served the church well in their day. Perhaps 
fifty, of the seventy-five or more years they have lived were 
spent in preaching the gospel. They gave their lives to the 
church -without stint. They sacrificed time and what money 
they might have possessed that they might rightly divide 
the word of truth, as becomes a good minister of the gospel. 
By their sacrifices and hard work they practically gave the 
church its early life. Wliat does the ehm'ch not owe to such 

We can hardly realize what sacrifices and inconven- 
iences they bore, things have so changed in every ■^^■ay. Their 
salai'ies were as different from that of the average ministei 
of today as were their means of transportation. No -wondei' 
old age found them without houses and lands oi' sufficient 
means to sustain them during their declining years! Their 
remuneration was only the occasional meagre collection 
when it should have been a generous offering. 

But why have we gotten so careless about our obliga- 
tion to these worthy brethren? I am inclined to the belief 

that the avera,ge church member mil never think of this 
matter unless it is called to his attention by his pastor or 
some one appointed to look after such things. Many of them 
will never know about such an offering as the Benevolence 
Board is asking for unless the pastor mentions it from the 
pulpit. It is primarily his responsibility. And why is it 
that he in so many cases fails to present the matter to his 
congregation? Surely the salary of the average pastor is 
not so profitaible that he has no occa.sion to think of the 
need of benevolences on the part of the older of his oa\ti call- 

In Matthew 23 :8 we read, ' ' One is your Master, and all 
ye are brethren." If we are real BretliTeii, then surely we 
should show as much concern and respect for the men -who 
have served us in a spiritual way and made Brethrenism pos- 
sible as the big corporations do for their employees. The 
Bell Telephone Company, a billoin dollar corporation, owned 
by approximately two hundred and fifty thousand persons, 
after selling stock that pays a big dividend to their em- 
ployees, furnish them life insurance possibilities, and after 
their years of usefulness have been spent at a good salary, 
they give them a pension for their declining years. The 
same is triie of the Standard Oil, the railroads, and many 
other corporations of the country. Ought the church not 
to be as much concerned about its servants? 

The contrast between the condition of many of our aged 
ministers and the luxury of many who grow old in other 
walks of life, and many of whom make little or no contribu- 
tion to the world should make us think. Consider the 
champion, prize fighters, who add nothing to our ideals and 
who are never readers or thinkers, but only fighters, how 
the ^^'o^ld contributes to their coffers so that they can revel 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 



in luxury. Or the great baseball players, or athletes of var- 
ious kinds, consider the luxury that is made possible to 
them. These aged ministers of God are not wanting luxury, 
but they ought to have the necessaries of life. Wliile the 
\^'orld brings its offerings to its champion athletes, we of the 
Household of Faith sit idly by until the champions of 
Brethrenism are compelled to beg for just a little of our 
means so as to keep soul and body together! 

And yet I have faith enou,gh in the Brethren church to 
believe that our people will not continue such indifference, 
nor will they sanction it, but \vill come forward promptly 
and willingly to meet the needs of these aged brethren when 
once they are rightly informed. If the matter is presented 
to them by the pastors of the churches they Avill respond. 
Matthew 25:45. 

Bellefontaine, Ohio. 

Our Bounden Duty 

By A Layman 

Having been requested by our Editor to write on the 
above subject, I want to call your attention to a few things. 
They may be old, but if so, they may be worth repeating. 

First let us get our subject clear and upon our hearts. 

"Our Bounden DUTY" is a duty which we ought to 
do, an assigned service or task which we ought to render. 

"Our BOUNDEN Duty" is one which we are under 
strong obligation or bound by some favor received to per- 

"Our Bounden Duty" is one that we as Brethren are 
under high obligation to perform. 

What is "Our Bounden Duty"? 

At this particular time our bounden duty is the raising 
of sufficient funds to guarantee the caring for our pioneer 
ministers, those noble men who gave their lives and labored 
so earnestly for the church in the years gone by, for little or 
no wage, and who noA\' are in jDoverty and '\\'ant. The caring 
for these men is our bounden duty; wc cannot escape it. 
Why "Our Bounden Duty?" 

They gave of their life and time that the Brethren 
cause might advance. They labored that new churches 
might be established. They went anyivhere they Avere 
needed. They preached in barns and' schoolhouses and con- 
tended earnestly for the Brethren Faith. 

Where Avould the Brethren church be today if it hadn't 
been for some of the pioneer ministers? Would wc have 
churches scattered from coast to 

They gave of their life and time M'ith little or no wage 
The cause of Brethrenisra was the main issue, the important 
thing. They gave little thought about providing the finan- 
cial means of earing for themselves. No d'oubt they thought 
"the laborer is worthy of bis hire" and "they that preach 
the Gospel shall live by the Gospel." 

Are wc interested in the welfare of those ■^^■hn gave so 

much? Are we providing them with any of the comforts 
of life in tlieir last days? 

What is the matter with us that 65 churches gave not 
a cent to the Superrannuated Ministers' fund last year? 

Don't we appreciate the sacrifices they made? Are we 
too much interested in our own selves and our future to care 
about these needy ones? 

We had made a splendid start but now we seem to be 
slipping back. We have what we call "The Superannuated 
Ministers' Fund" and it sounds good, but unless the 
churches give and give more freely than they ha"\'e it •i\'ill be 
a fund m name only. 

Then we have made provision for those of our number 
(both ministers and laity) Avho have grovru old and have no 
home, by building and maintaming the "Brethren Home" at 
Flora, Indiana, where they may spend' their last days in 
eomfort binder Brethren influences. This is good, Init it 
takes money to keep it going. However, it is well worth 
A\'hile. It seems that our ministers and churches are neg- 
lecting one of the most important parts of our work. Let us 
awake and give diie consideration and fluids that these old 
leaders may spend their remaining years in comfort, and 
that our "Home" may be maintained and enlarged so as to 
meet all our needs. 

When Do "Our Bounden Duty?" 

Any time that you feel moved to do so will be accepted, 
but an especially good time is on Benevolence Day. That 
should be a day when "everybody is doing it now." 

If all the churches gave all they ought to give on that 
one day, they would need be no more appeals. 

Lot us make this Benevolence Day Offering "the largest 
yet." I^et us "'Go over the top" for both causes. Let us 
miiemboi- those wlio gave so much and then give accord- 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

By L. G. Wood 

{Being a Series of Lectures Delivered at the Pennsyl'vania District Conference, Johnsioivn, Oct. 13-i7, 1924. 

Published in Parts. Part III) 

"By His Power He Hath Garnished the Heavens." — Job 26: 

"By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand 
hath formed the crooked serpent. Lo, these are parts of 
his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the 
thimder of his power who can understand?" (Job. 26 :13-14). 

As we take up this phase of our subject "The Power of 
the HOLY SPIRIT", we do not discontinue our .study of 
his Personality but add this phase to our foiTaer study. As 
we set forth the passages that teach, primarily, his Power, 
each one, you will note,, reveals, at bv implication, his 
Person, therefore it is His PERSONAL POWER we study. 
study it as an abstract, impersonal power or influence. 
Our study of his Power will mean so much more to us as 
we study it from the standpoint of his Person, than if we 

The doctrine of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is of 
highest importance from the practical standpoint. If we 
think of th(i Holy Spirit only as an impersonal power or in- 
fluence, then our thought will constantly be, how can I get 
hold of and use the Holy Spirit : but if we think of him in 
the Biblical way as a divine Person, infinitely wise, infinitely 
holy, infinitely tender, then our thought mil constantly be, 
"noA\' can the Holy Spirit get hold of and use me?" Is 
Ihei'e no difference between the thought of the worm using 
God to thresh the mountain, or God' using the woi*m to 
thresh the naountain? The former conception is low and 
heathenish, not differing essentially from the thought of 
the African fetich worshipper who uses liis god to do his 
will. The later conception is lofty and Christian, 
(Continued on page 16) 



FEBRUARY 11, 1925 


Erecting a Scaffold on Which to Hang Civilization 

By B. T. Burnworth 

TEXT: Where there is' no vision the people perish, — Proverbs 29:18. 

must live close enough to hear his heart throb of love and 
detect the pathos in his voice as he weeps over our modern 

Civilization has gone forward exactly in proportion as 
1 he people have had vision. Every one conversant with his- 
tory knows that every nation has had or will have their 
opportunity m the economy of God, and will be blessed as 
they avail themselves of it. In cycles of 300 years nations 
have their rise and fall. 

The Jews had their opportunity. Surrounded by larger 
and more powerful nations they prided themselves in that 
they were right and all others were wrong, and became 
zealots of a sectarianism that had no spirit and these for- 
malists of all the ages, although entrusted vdih the divine 
deposit of monotheism sought to confine it ^\^thin their own 
national boundaries. The re- 
sult of coiu'se is well known ; 
they are a people without a 
nation, a home or a capitol. 

The Greeks likewise blun- 
dered in a bit different way. 
Theirs was a God of culture. 
They sought to perfect a race 
physically and mentally and 
thus rule the woi'ld. Their 
sons were like unto Apollo 
and the daughters of Penel- 
ope were as beautiful as an- 
gels. But when the mightiest 
of their citizens rebuked them 
openly in the market place 
for their self aggrandizement, 
they gave unto Mm the hem- 
lock cup. It was a decision 
not unlike that of the Jews' 
choice of Ban-abas instead of 
Jesus. In both of the above 
ca':es the result was national 

Rome vvorshippod the God 
III' power. But the rule of the 
Jroi.i Jist f.-nled. Nero did jiot 
I'iily fiddle wliile Eomc burned 
Init Rome burned herself out 
-wilh corruption which proved 
1() be a greater conflagration. 

Suffice it to say this is the 
liandvmting on the wall of 
time in letters that burn with 
fire, "that no nation without 
God and making mock of re- ^ 

rraivc and Germany can '\^•it■ 

ness. V/e are directly eoneerncd with thi^ que' tion of 
whether the United States is lielping to erect the scaffold 
on which to hang the civilization of the 20th centuiy. 

Jerusalem perished when she killed her prophets, .'-tlien^ 
fell when she became frivolous. Rome fell v.-hen her man- 
hood decayed. France fell wheii her homes were corrupted. 
Thus we have come to the one great and inescapable law. 
that the other walls never crumble and fall until there is cor- 
ruption within those walls. Let us now see what are the 
timbers that may be used in the erection of the proposed 
1. Ig-nore God's Immutable Lav/s. 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord'. But he 
must be more than a name. He must be so vividly real that 
we shall hear Ms tread through the land, and follow his 
footsteps and hear his voice and obey his comtoands. We 

JeriLsalems and warns us that our worsliip must be more 
than ceremonial. When we ignore the fact that the "soul 
that siimeth it shall die" we are playing fast and loose with 
God's laws and are erecting the first timber of the scaffold- 
ing on which we will hang ourselves. Tragic deaths on 
every hand attest that "he that is oft reproved shall sud- 
denly be desti'oyed and that ^vithout remedy." Yet danger 
signals go unheeded. 
2. Discard God's Word. 

This may well be used as the second upright timber for 
the scaffold. In God's word 





JESUS IN THE TEJIPLE— Luke 2:41-52. 
Pray that you may occasionally have the blessed 
rieuce of being lost in (not to) God's house. 
Pray that you may rejoice more and more in the 
lowship of the saints. 

tional" for private or family meditations. If impossible 
to attend the church prayer meeting, have a neighbor- 
hood prayer sei'vice in your home. Assign the Scripture 
and "Meditation" to be read, call for prayers and sing- 
familiar hymns. 

THE MIND OF CHRIST— Phil. 2:1-11. 
Prajr that that mimd may be in you which was also 
in <'hrist .Jesus. 

J!i:\VARD Ox"^ DISCIPLESHIP— Matt. 19:23-30. 
I'.ay that you may make such denial of self and provi' 
sii v.-orthy in your disciplcship that you may share in the 
ri'w.'irds proiuisod to the faithful. 
rOWKi; OVER DEATH— Luke 7:1 M7. 
I'rny (hat those who are dead in sin may be raised to 
lii'i> ;inil Hint your own heart may be continually in.spired 
by 111!- ns,,ijKinee of that life which is eternal. 
'rilK HAY OF WORSHIP- Spend more than your 
us'.iiil amount of lime in de-iotions. Use Sermon text for 
youi' meditations. If isolated, invite friends to join you 
in ha\ing worship in your home, having the sermon read 
by :i good render and others to praj- and sing. — G. S. 

we find his law. But it is also 
written in the heavens above, 
the earth beneath, in every 
petal of a- flower, every blade 
of grass and every leafy tree. 
Delvmg down in the strata of 
different rocks we find the 
e-^ddence that Archbishop 
Usher, though conscientious 
perhaps, was wrong on how 
long God's world has stood, as 
our friend's, both past and 
present, are wrong who have 
foretold when it shall end 
from the Thnrmanites, Miller- 
ites, Adventists, Russellites, 
down to the group who set the 
date in this very month. They 
least were nearer than the 
others but the next one that 
guesses -will be closer than 
were these. Any one who sets 
a date for such an event has 
discarded God's Word, for 
that is a secret locked in the 
Father's heart. We need to 
bcAvare here, for God's Word 
is being discarded not only by 
those who disregard it, but by 
those who read into it what is 
not there. You can read a 
dogma into the Bible but you 
can't read it out. "Cling to 
the Bible for all else "shall 
fail." And remember that con- 

who "ADD TO" and those 
v-lio "T.-VKE FROM." 
3. Scrap the Ten Commandments. 

We can use this for the cross bar for our scaffold. If 
you want a divine comedy, we do not need longer to turn to 
Dante. Witness those who go to the Old Testament for a 
proof text and then ba-ck to the New vdth equal agility and 
then when you mention the tithe, they free themselves from 
it because "we are not under the law." Be it knovai that 
the negatives of Moses are the positives of Christ : they are 
not done away. This Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde process ^\^th 
God's Word that automatically relieves one from law and 
places him under grace as the occasion may demand is in- 
consistent and unchristian and is developing smoke screen 
artists for excusing modern sins. They call the tliief a klep- 
tomaniac, the drunkard a dipsomaniac, the murderer is suf- 
fering from Psycosis and the adulterer is an affinity. By this 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 



same process the moral man is saying God is too merciful 
to command more than common decency. They think so 
much of their own goodness that they don't seem to realize 
that they are so good they are good for nothing. There is 
the difference of salvation by morality and regeneration. 
Shall we then all be moral? God forbid, for then we would 
all be immoral. 

"In vam we call old notions fudge 

And bend our conscience to our dealings ; 

The Ten Commandments vnh not budge 
And stealing will cotinnue stealing." 

4. Junk the Lord's Day. 

Naturally to make our scaffold strong it will need to be 
well braced on either side, so we Avill use this for the first 
brace. Desecration of the Lord's Day is a sin that lays at 
the door of both saint and sinner so called. It is more than 
a day of rest. It is a day of worship as well. Rest is not 
to lounge around all day, unshaved, uubehaved and un- 
bathed', like a pagan. Real rest is change. The man who 
quietly attends God's House, finds time to read a good book, 
to get acquainted with his family, visit a sick neighbor, and 
■wrtie a letter to the home folks, goes back to shop or desk 
the next morning a bigger, better, saner, soberer man than 
(Continued on page 16) 


Blessings of the Sanctuary 

By Alice Livengood 

How amiable are thy tabernacles, Lord of Hosts ! My 
soul longeth, yea, even faiuteth for the courts of the Lord: 
my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Blessed 
are they that dwell in thy house : they -will be still praising 
thee. For a day in thy coi;rts is better than a thoiLsand. I 
had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to 
dwell in the tents of wickedness (Ps. 84: 1, 2, 4, 10). One 
thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that 
I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my 
life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in Ms 
temple (Ps. 27 :4) . They shall he abundantly satisfied witli 
the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them. dnnl\ 
of the river of thy pleasure (Ps. 37:8). 


Our country is dotted -with churches for which we are 
glad but one is often caused to wonder if their pui'pose and 
value are fully grasped by the people, attendants as well as 
non-attendants. Of course the latter do not, else they would 
be there. 

Do we go fi'om force of habit or because we love the 
services of the hoiuse of the Lord? If from habit, it is a 
good! one and the love in time will follow. The Psalmist 
kncAv what he gained, for he said, "Blessed are they that 
dwell in thy house." It was there he could ■"behold the 
beauty of the Lord" and enquire of him. It was there he 
ivas "abundantly satisfied." To him the sanctuary -sA'as a 
"beloved" place. The worsliip of God was his delight. 

"But," someone may say, "I don't have to go to 
church to worship God. I can read sermons at home or 
when driving across the country in my car I can see his won- 
derful works in field and' forest and singing brook and wor- 
ship and praise his holy name as well as in church and be- 
sides, have his pure fresh air.'" Others say they get better 
sermons over the radio. My deaJi' friend, are you sure you 
do worship when driving at a lively rate to get to your des- 
tination? Rather are not you and your passengers watching 
the road ahead and seeing the things of material intere'^t 
along the way? Are you worshiping then? That the radio 

is a boon to the shut in is gi-anted, but whoever knew of a 
person who was too indifferent to go to church to become 
greatly benefited by a radio message? His neglect of duty 
merely takes him farther from God, weakens his resistance 
and prepares him for further yielding to the Tempter's 
voice. To both the automobile and radio fans, we wish to 
quote the foUomng: "I have never known a man, who hab- 
itually and on principle absented himself from the public 
worship of God, who did not sooner or later bring sorrow 
upon himself or his fam.ily." 

Some are absent because they do not like the preacher. 
Would that all were like an acquaintance who goes regard- 
less' of preacher and always "hears some good thing in the 
sermon." That is the right spirit. It is God's house and 
not the preacher's. 

Hebrews 10:25 tells us to not forsake the assembling 
of ourselves together as the manner of some is. In that 
early day some already were negligent in chiu'ch attendance, 
and the habit has become wide-spread today. Many are 
denying themselves of rich blessings in this way. God never 
asks us to do a thing that is not for our benefit nor has he 
instituted a service that will not bless us and develop our 
spiritual life. The reading of the Word, smging hymns, the 
prayers that are offered, if entered into in a worshipful 
fi-ame of mind, are food for the soul. There is inspiration 
ill numbers and so when a congregation is united in wor- 
ship one cannot but feel that it was good to have been 
there. Who has not heard people say when leaving a ser- 
vice in M^hich God's presence was felt, "it was like heaven." 
Oh, yes! there are are "blessings of the sanctuary." Would 
that the Psakoist's sentiment were general when he said, 
"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the 
house of the Lord." 

However to receive the highest degree of blessings rev- 
erence maist be shown for God's house. This can be done 
in many 'ways, some of wliich I shall mention. 

1. By Quietness. Have you ever been in a church 
■where the visiting was so voluble and loud that it could be 
heard outside? Sociability and the brotherly spirit are 
commendable, but don't forget that it is God's hoase and 
do not become too hilarious. Maintain the qiiiet, reverent 
spirit as much as possible. Even the singing of quiet sacred 
music and the offering of prayer in a reverent voice aid in 
promoting the worshipful mood. 

2. While the Scripture lesson is being read have the 
ushers reverently wait in their seating of the people who 
come late. 

3. Listen closely and reverently to the reading of the 
Scripture lesson. It is God .speaking to us. It is sontething 
to satisfy our soul's need. 

4. Cast away all burdens and business cares or friv- 
olous thoughts while in the church service. We should not 
"calculate on profits" or "cherish thoughts of pride and of 
vanity" while the minister is conducting the ser^dces and 
discoursing on the Word. The message is meant to strength- 
en us in our contact Avith the world. 

ShoAv reverence for the things of God and you ■will be 
greatly blessed. Someone says, "Reverence is the very first 
element of religion ; it cannot but be felt by every one who 
has right views of the divine greatness and holiness, and of 
his own character in the sight of God." 

Then do not neglect church attendance and the 
attendant blessings. "0 taste and sea that the Lord is 
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him" "and the 
peace of God, which passeth all under,standing, shall keep 
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." 
Kind and Gracious Father, may we ever have a desire 
to go to thy sanctuary and receive thy blessing. May the 
"services of thy house be entered into with such a spirit that 
they will ever be helpful to us. And then may our lives 
. testify to the fact that we have been ■^rith thee. In Jesus' 
■ name we pray. Amen. 
" • Milledgeville, Illinois. 

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FEBRUARY 11, 1925 



Aatilimd. Obio 

Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

{Lesson for February 22) 

Lesson Theme — ^Good Citizenship. 

Lesson Text — Romans 13:1-14. 

Golden Text — ' ' Thou shalt love thy neigh- 
bor as thyself." 

Devotional Reading an.d Reference Passages 
— Ps. 72:1-8; 94:1-10; Ps. 101:1-8; 1 Peter 

Historical Background — The Book of Ro- 
mans is one of the masterpieces of St. Paul's 
devoted life. It was written in the nature 
of an introduction to a church that Paul had. 
as yet, not visited and on that account 
t'he Apostle is setting forth a clear portrayal 
of the "faith" aa it is in Christ Jesus. The 
thought of the book centers in the fact that 
all men are responsible to God for their atti- 
tude toward him — whether they are Jews 
under the Law or Gentiles outside of the 
Law. God's laws are written in hearts, and 
allegiance to him is a matter of faith and 
life, — not of works alone. The Book is a 
clean cut treatise on the theme of salvation 
together with explicit stntement of our moiml 
and social responsibilities. Chapter 13 is very 
definite in its teaching in regard to obedi- 
ence to established government and one's con- 
duct toward his fellows. The Roman epistle 
was written from Corinth around the year 57 
A. D. 

The Central Theme of the Lesson — The 
pathway to America's continuity as a Chris- 
tian Democracy will be found through the 
faithful, obedient and aggressive observance 
of all the established laws of t'he United 
Lesson Outline — 

1. Exhortation to obey the civil authori- 
ties. 13:1-7. 

2. Love and its practice fulfills the law. 
vs. 8-14. 

The Lesson 

God is the source of authority f<ir he is 
Authority. Hence he has the right and ability 
to "delegate authority" to his servants on 
the earth. Our God is a God of Law. Look 
in his world and note the orderly processes in 
the universe. Every single atom has its place 
and there is no sidestepping the fact that the 
Almighty has written the word L-A-W all over 
the Tinivprse. No chance, nor license, finds the 
right to play havoc in the material world God 
has created. 

Our privileges and blessings attendant on 
life in this present world are dependent on 
our observance of Eternal Law. If we violate 
the law of Gravitation by stepping ofF a cliff, 
foolishly expecting to walk on thin air, we 
square our accounts with a defied law at the 
foot of the cliff. We do not wilfully make 
our body the medium of transfer for thous- 
ands of volts of electricity. If we do we 
never know it. We are not designed to be 
rheostats, but 'designed as responsible humans 
Disease germs and bacteria of all sorts that 
lurk around us are kept from damaging us 

just so long as we keep fit and obey the laws 
of health that 'have been established from the 
beginning. Every misdemeanor against the 
laws of the universe demand its punishment 
and we pay by broken bodies, disordered 
minds or distorted sensibilities. 

This God of Law has seen fit to delegate 
his authority to human agents, who have been 
selected from among men to rule for the good 
of all. On this account anyone in a position 
of civil trust and authority is to be respected 
and obeyed because in so far as he discharges 
his God-given trust he is a representative of 
the Higher Power. There is no argument here 
for the glorification of human monsters who 
have been called kings, princes, or czars; nor 

even for the minor officials w'ho have abused 
their trust. The Louis Eourteenths, Machia- 
vellis, Chaiies the Fifths, Napoleons and aU 
their ilk were bad actors whose soarnig am- 
bitions made them akin to the Devil who, in 
vaunting pride, could cry out against Eternal 
Authority with the shout, I will!' I will! I 
will! (Isa. 14:12-14). The Eternal God is 
beneficent, just and equable and his true 
servants in every state will manifest the same 

If it is true that God works through all 
the walks of world life by law — and is no 
less concerned with moral and spiritual law 
than he is with natural law — then our duty 
to the particular government ruling us is 
clear. Especially is this truth important for 
Americans to grasp today. This government 
of ours is not a despotism, but a democracy 
and the State is nothing more nor less than 
the individual written large. 'The United 
(Continued on page 15) 

A Square Deal for the Sunday School Teacher 

By Ouinter M. Lyon, Editor Sunday School Publications 

We are justified when we expect great 
things from Sunday school teachers. Tlheir 
opportunity is great. They are in close con- 
tact with indiV'iduals from week to week in a 
relationship which offers great possibilities. 
Hence we look for changes in the lives of the 
pupils, for growing interest in the other ac- 
tivities of the church, and for increasing at- 
tendance on the classes. 

When the teacher fails to show t'he desired 
results, to whom shall we look for the cause 'I 
The teacher is not alone to blame, in many 
cases. What provision has been made for the 
teachers training in your school? What is 
the extent of Sunday school supplies which 
you give to him? 

The importance of teacher training cannot 
be emphasized too highly.' But it is the pur- 
pose of these paragraphs to point out the lack 
along other lines. 

Some Sunday schools order supplies for 
their teachers from commercial publishing 
houses, because such houses are able to put 
out supplies at lower cost than the denomina- 
tional house. Just as few supplies are given 
to the teacher as can be gotten along with 
and at as low a cost as possible. Is this the 
wayl to carry on t'he most important work in 
tlie world? 

Allow us to point out the fact that your 
publishing house at Ashland is supplying a 
teacher's magazine of hig'h quality, and at a 
sacrificing cost, in order to serve the highest 
good of the Brethren Sunday schools. 

Nor is it presumptuous on the editor's part 
to speak of this magazine as of high grade. 
For its high grade has been made possible 
through the co-operation which has been se- 
cured in its publication. 

Its first point of excellence lies in the fact 
that the Sunday School Association, whose 
olt'icial editor is Prof. J. A. Garber of Ashland 

College, is filling the fore part of it with live 
articles on current Sunday school problems 
and programs. There is always a section de- 
voted to the work of the superintendent and 
his monthly workers' conference. Any Sun- 
day school worker can find inspiration and in- 
formation that will help him, no matter what 
his i^pecialty may be. 

TTie second point is that there are helps on 
the teaching of the Group-Uniform Series of 
the International Lessons, for teachers of all 
departments. There are the helps for the 
teachers of adult classes, and classes of hig'h 
school pupils. There are helps for teachers 
of Intermediates and Seniors on the Uniform 
lessons. There are helps for teachers of Jun- 
ior, on the Group lessons. And there are helps 
on Primary (and Beginner's) lessons of the 
n(Mv series, the Group Graded. Some workers 
arc still ignorant of the fact that these helps 
are supplied in our official teacher's maga- 
zine, the "Educator," and are going else- 
where to find them. But we are supplying 
thcin, and they are excellent, for they are 
prepared by specialists in their fields. Spread 
the information, and help j'our denomination. 

Special insights into the broader questions 
raised by the lessons are discussed with each 
Uniform lesson in the Educator. Also Dr. J. 
Allen Miller of Ashland Seminary gives spe- 
cial 'helps along the line of teaching princi- 
ples, which should be of great help to teach- 
ers from week to week. 

The "Educator" is prepared for teacher,'^ 
in Brethren Sunday schools, and keeps the 
problems and needs of Brethren workers al- 
ways in the foreground. If you are expecting' 
great things of your teachers and workers 
why not give them what they should have in 
the way of helps and inspiration? 

Sample copies are Cheerfully sent on re- 

Ashland, Ohio, 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 


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J. ▲. OABBBB, Piesidant 

Herman Koontz, Associate 

Asbland, Ohio. 

Our Young People at Work 

C Young People's Topics in The Angelus by Fred C. Vanator.) 


General Secretary 

Canton, Ohio 

Sociability in Christian Endeavor 

By Edith M. Richards 

Sociability means the quality of being so- 
ciable; but in a more definite sense it means 
conversible, communicative, friendly, ready to 
mis in friendly converse. 

Individuals should have social pleasures, so- 
cial benefits, social happiness, social duties 
and social recreations, but always in a Chris- 
tian spirit. 

We have but partially expressed the nature 
of man when we have spoken of him as de- 
Eg'hting in independent self-expression, as 
being self-centered and self-seeking. Man is 
inherently social in his nature, and desires 
nothing more than tie approval of his fellow 
workers. That which society approves we do 
with enthusiasm. We change our forms of 
amusements, our manner of life, and our 
daily occupations according to the w'hims of 
society. This change in our ambitions is not 
because it is inherently more fun. The change 

has come about simply because of the change 
of social prestige secured from the different 

The value of experience in Christian work 
depends a great deal on what 'has been called 
the ' ' personal attitude, ' ' sustained during 
the experience. Three forms have been dis- 
tinguished and are designated as follows: (a) 
The Submissive or Suggestive Attitude, (b) 
The Self-Attentive Attitude, (c) The Objec- 
tive or the Problem Attitude, (a) One is like- 
ly to be thrown into the submissive attitude 
when a new situation arises (Duties of a new 
officer, for example), if one knows that he is 
in the presence of others who could solve the 
problems vrith ease or accuracy. In such a 
situation the individual is hampered in his 
thinking by the presence of those who aie 
more expert than he. His thinking is there- 
(Continued on page 1.5) 


By Ida G. Weaver 

( Topic for February 22) 

A Flying Trip to Alaska 
Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19 

But a few weeks ago we visited the ancient 
but interesting lands of the Indians, did we 
not? And we found out many beautiful tmths 
concerning their lives, their habits, their dress 
and social customs. Today, however, we shall 
visit another far away land of strange peo- 
ples. In this land we find conditions vary 
greatly from any wo have ever lived in or 
studied about. So if you are all ready we shall 
make a ilying trip to Alaska. I wonder if we 
wouldn't rather go on an ocean liner than in 
an -aeroplane, this time. Do you want to 
know w'hy? 

Let's start at San Francisco, California, 
taking a steamer there, and sail the heavy, 
beautiful blue of the Pacific Ocean. Travel- 
ing is much fun, for we can look over the deck 
railing and dream we were pirates, or imagine 
funny, animals and sea fish hiding in the 
depths of that blue-green expanse. After a 
few days' travel we come to the beautiful 
saow-clad shores of Alaska. Yes, even in the 
'heart of our summer the great mountain peaks 
and ranges are clothed in a shimmering cloak 
of white. And in between these hills we 
find beautiful valleys, crossed by small brooks 
and rivers; abundant in spots with herbage 
and trees. But our impression of Alaska, as 
a whole will l>e rather more imperfect than 

Can you tell me why the people of Alaska 
wear such heavy fur clofhing — -fur coats, caps. 

mittens and boots'? And why they eat the 
blubberl! Where does blubber come from? 
Yes, Alaska is a limitless expanse of vast 
plains and large forests. We find but few 
large towns or cities. For the population of 
Alaska is sparce and scattered? It takes a 
hearty Nordic race to endure the extremely 
cold temperature and snows. And then they 
oat blubber, which they obtain from the wal- 
rus, because it is their fattening food. As 
we eat meat here, boiled, broiled or fried — 
they eat it there raw — frozen hard — for in 
this way they obtain the most nutritive value 
from it. They find the walrus abound in 
their many boys and ocean inlets. 

What is that yonder, in the distance, you 
ask'? It looks like a bees' nest, doesn't if? 
Let 's approach and see if we can find out 
just what it is — and for what it is used. The 
outside looks as though it were huge chunks 
of ice, cut, and fitted together. And it is 
rounding. Or maybe it is snow packed and 
caked hard. Yes this is the igloo home of 
our northern brothers and sister.s — the Esqui- 
maux. Let's walk around it — here is a small 
hole cut out — it must be the door for there 
aren't any other opening's. IThese homes have 
no windows and only one door — isn't that 
strange? And whenever our little friends 
wisi to enter their homes, they must crawl 
in on their hands and knees. 

Maybe they will permit us to enter and sec 
how tastefully their home is furnished and 
decorated. . I wonder if they have solid ma- 
hogany furniture; a piano; s, radio, if their 
house is divided up into separate rooms — one 
for each member of the family? We'll see. 
Ah! we find that we must sit on the floor 
about a small insignificant blaze of fire (for 
fhey can't have much warmth in their homes 
— because they are made of ice, remember. 
Their only light is a small tallow candle. Per- 

haps we find a few skins placed upon the bare 
earth, whereon we may sit. No, we cannot 
listen to our friends away back in the states 
over a radio — nor are we entertained by our 
kind of music. 

Yes, indeed, the home of an Esquimau.x 
family is bare and undecorated, but they en- 
joy it for they are used to living thus with 

But I must not paint the picture too darkly 
for you. For in the few cities of Alaska, 
some conditions are the same as in our own 
homes. For many Americans have gone to 
help build up a civilization among our back- 
ward friends. Nome is a beautilhil city. It 
has several large buildings — government 
buildings, for the United States owns Alaska, 
and so our government and laws are effective 
even in far away Alaska. Some day, we hope 
that Alaska with all its beautiful country, its 
natural resources — as gold — with its fertile 
valleys, and its huge forests will become the 
home of many happy and contented folk. 

Many beautiful stories of heroes come from 
our northern friends. Great stalwart men 
face death by ice or snow to obtain the food 
for their families; long travels by dog sleds 
are made over thousands of miles to procure 
necessary supplies from trading posts and 
government supply 'houses. And just now, we 
have the valiant endeavor of many men to 
save that Alaskan population from extermina- 
tion by one of our own plagues — diphtheria. 
Two or three American people are doctoring 
and working night and day, in an effort to 
stem the tide of the disease. Is not this a 
noble task? Always, from every land, come 
stories of self denial, of self sacrifice and 
love for the weak and the innocent. And then 
we have our missionaries w'ho are striving so 
hard to win these people to a knowledge of 
Christ — so that they may be happier, and 
wealthier in material and spiritual blessings. 
Perhaps your mother can read you some beau- 
tiful stories from the life of Alaska. I am 
certain she would devote an hour some day 
for you. 

And now that we have heard so much about 
a people, situated in what would be for us, 
very discouraging and limited surroundings, 
must we not feel as though our lives have 
been somewhat changed? We must pity them, 
help them, comfort them, and give of our 
means to aid them. It is only thus that we 
can change their lives. 

Daily Reading • 

JI., Feb. IH. A rich land. Deut. 8:7-9. 

T'., Feb. 17. Awaiting the law. Heb. 8:10, 11. 

W., Feb. 18. A need of preachers. Matt. 9: 

T., Feb. 19. A land of hardships. 2 Cor. 11: 

26. 27. 
F., Feb. 20. Heroes of Alaska. 2 Cor. 4:5, 6. 
S., Feb. 21. Changed lives. 1 Thess. 1:9. 
Ashland, Ohio. 

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FEBRUARY 11, 1925 

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America and Cathay 

By Eva Clark Waid 

A poet of an earlier generation presented 
his ultimate contrast of civilizations in the 
oft-quoted line, "Better fifty years of 
Europe than a cycle of Cathay." But we to- 
day in our round of mission study for this 
current year, link both of these civilizations 
under one general thought: "Finding the 
Way of Christ in Race Relations." And, 
what is more, the longer we study Europe, 
America or Cathay, the more we realize the 
likenesses rather than the differences in the 
essential human traits found in their inhabi- 
tants. Therefore we feel more sure that the 
Way of Christ in Race Relations is not so 
deeply concerned with color, caste and cli- 
mate as it is with character conditions and 
circumstances, not so troubled about the vari- 
eties of citizenship on earth as about the 
universal citizenship in heaven. 

Dr. Speer's book, "Of One Blood," and 
Miss Giles ' book, ' ' Adventures in Brother- 
hood, enunciate for Christians in America ex- 
actly those basic principles which must un- 
derly the study of the books on China, "Ming 
Kwong, China's Real Revolution, and China's 
Challenge to Christianity." 

1. Human solidarity is greater than racial 
diversity. Such a principle should not need 
long argument and proof to a Christian con- 
versant with the growth of the Scriptures and 
the growth of God's plan for his Kingdom. 
But in this day of destructive literature, of 
wholesale preaching of conflict and division 
and distrust between races, it seems very fit- 
ting that all of the authors nf our mission- 
ary study books have laid particular stress 
on the great underlying traits of life that 
link all men. The tales of Chinese stability 
of character, their respect for traditions amj 
their confidence in national destiny — how 
familiar they sound to an Amerienn frosh 
from Thanksgiving sermon or Fourth of July 

The love of home, the building of the child 
into the family fabric, the grief of separa- 
tion from old as,sociations, the shrine for fu- 
ture meetings of spirits — all of these, de- 
picted in; Chinese life, are matched up in the 
varied races which make up our polyglot 

The stirring restlessness of Chinii 's .student 
generations, the high resolves, the ung\iided 
or misguided demonstration of exaggerated 
ideas, the impatience with old trammels or 
traditions — are they not repeated in every 
college of America? Is there not a human 
solidarity of anxiety about the youth of to- 
day in the hearts of parents of all races? 

China's cities begin to hum with the ma- 
chinery of modern industry and, reproduced 
in Oriental guise, every peril and injustice 
of America's industrial system appears to 
ravage the strength of the workers and di- 
minish the usefulness of China's next genera- 

tion. Do not public minded citizens find 
ample cause for dismay and need for con- 
stant vigilance both in China and in Amer- 

Shelter and sustenance, joy and sorrow, 
hope and fear, aspiration and failure — are 
they not elemental in all races, whether in 
America or Cathay? Is not this a basic prin- 
ciple for all of us as Christians to believe 
and act upon — "and hath made of one blood 
all nations of men"? 

2. Diversity of race, with, this underlying 
solidarity^ provides a greater instrument for 
giving a larger, fuller interpretation of the 
Gospel of Christ. America is blest in having 
a oTeat interracial heritage in religion, en- 
riched from great sources and given great 
freedom of expansion in a new free country. 
The study of our religious obligations to de- 
voted groups of Christians from far-scattered 
countries of the world brings instinctively tn 


The Worth While Friend 

It's good to have one^ friend who cares 

When trouble comes our way. 
And all the summer sky of blue 

Has changed to murky gray; 
On.e friend who'll stay beside us then 

To whisper words of cheer. 
And soothe and comfort us because 

We know that he is near. 
A thousand friends may ready wait 

.To share our happiness; 
To grasp our hand and laud our nr.rae 

When we have won success; 
But when a fickle fortune fails 

To favoj: with her smi?a, 
The friend who'll istay beside us then— 

Ah! he's the friend worth while! 
— Cora M. V. Preble, in 

The ChrLstian Herald 

one's lips th,c old ai-knowledgmeut \ittcrfd by 
Paul, "Brethren, we are debtors." 

But great as is our religious heritage and 
precious as is the manifestation of the Gos- 
pel here in America, China itself is one of the 
greatest proofs of the possibility of the Go.s- 
pel's enlargement. The growth of leadership, 
the assumption of responsibility, the forma- 
tion of home mission enterprises within the 
Chinese domain, the pronouncements of the 
Shanghai Conference — all of these point to a 
new development in God's kingdom, a differ- 
ent racial expression of the great universal 
gospel truths. 

Perhaps we have been slow in learning this 
lesson, undoubtedly suggested in the wondrous 
Day of Pentecost. As one has said, "God did 
not seem to be afraid to entrust this new 
gospel to varied races and tongues for their 
individual interpretation." How great those 
individual interpretations are is evidenced 
from the matching of great Christian expe- 
riences all 'round the globe. Are we great 

enough Christians to believe in a gospel lar- 
ger than our own interpretation of it? 

3. Our attitude toward race questions is 
one of the great tests of our real faith and 
our full acceptance of the G-ospel of Christ. 
Do we believe that the Chinese has the same 
inalienable right to the fulness of the Gospel? 
Do we believe that color is not regarded in 
the clear white light of God's truth? Do we 
believe that the "lowest may reach toward 
the highest"? Do we believe in a "whoso- 
ever gospel," in practice as well as in the- 
oiy? Do we believe that "we that are strong 
ought to bear the infii-mities of the weak"? 
Do we believe that the glory and honor of all 
the nations shall be there? Most of all, do 
we believe Christ when he said, "I am come 
that they might have life and might have it 
more abundantly"? 

If so, the test of our Christianity, here in 
America as well as in China, is our ability 
to reduce our beliefs to such practical every- 
day Christian terms that there can be no mis- 
understanding of our attitude toward race 
questions. Justice, trusteeship, unity, service, 
love — all these are the clear ideals of the 

If this year 's study can bring to the mind 
of the church a clearer realization of what 
these ideals involve, in practical acts and pub- 
lic opinions, we shall come a long distance on. 

The Way of Christ In Race Relations. — 
Missionary Review of the World. 

Is It Nothing To You? 

That oue-lhird of (he world is still illiter- 
ate, ignorant of truth healtli, and beyond 
the reach of medical skill? 

That the most far-reaching moveinonts in 
haiiian history are now taking place, affecting 
three-fourths of the human race? That the 
thirst for Western education has gripped 
the Fiir East with a startling' rapidity, break- 
ing down age-long traditions as to woman- 
hood and caste and sending to school in 
Japan a larger proportion of children of 
school ag'C than in any other land ' Soon 
50,000,000 will be at school in China. 

That doors hitherto locked and barred arc 
now "off the hinges," with the literati of 
China ready to bear the gospel messag(\ an! 
in the mass movements of India, scores of 
thousands turned away from the church be- 
cause of no teachers to instruct them? 

That America is growing rich at the rate 
of about nine millions a day, the wealth of 
Protestant church members in America alone 
being estimated at $23,000j000 000? 

That one-half of these church members 
give to support a local church, nor are they 
helping financially or otherwise enlisted in 
any active Christian work? 

That Jesus Christ, the great Captain, waits, 
with the banner of the Cross in his hands, for 
his people, whom he has so richly blessed, to 
follow his lead? — The Missionary Intelligenc- 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 


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We received into the church, during last 
year by baptism 68, by letter 5, by relation 4, 
total received 77. Lost by death 6, by letter 
21, by continual absence and indifference and 
cause 11, total lost 38. Net gain, 39. 

Thanksgiving Offering 

Our offering was $1192.31, which included 
the following causes: $300.00 was our share 
for a Bible teac'her at Lost Creek, Kentucky, 
(the teacher, our sister, Mrs. Grace P. Srack, 
left November 14 for that mission. 

Mrs. Grace P. Srack, Missionary to 

Mrs. Slack was one of our first memborj; 
and has always been faithful in the work 
God called her to do in the church. She was 
President of the World-Wide Missionary So- 
ciety, Sundaj' school teaclM?r and deaconness 
at the time of her leaving; $100.00 for the 
Russian Bible Union; and $.50.00 for Deacon's 
fund; the balance for improvements and gen- 
eral expenses. 

White Gifts Offering 

Our Christmas exercises consisted of a spe- 
cial song by the Primaries after which the 
' ' Story of the Nativity ' ' in song was given 
by members of the choir. Special costuming 
with colored lighting was very effective. Tlie 
offering was $975.57. Of this amount $180.00 
was for missions; $147.00 for church affairs: 
the balance, $648.57, for purchasing lots at 
Virginia City, a suburb of Long Beach. Two 
years ago there were only a few houses in 
this territory. Now there are ten thousand 
people, mostly of the working class. We in- 
tend to start a Brethren Mission in this vi- 

Our annual business meeting was held 
January 5. All departments of the church 
gave very satisfactory reports. Officers were 
elected for the year 1925. Brother H. V. 
Wall commences his fifth year as Sunday 
school Superintendent. His report showed an 
average attendance for the past year of more 

than five hundred. The Sunday school en- 
rollment January 1, 1925, including Cradle 
Roll and Home Department was nine hundred 
and ten. The average at 1 en dance for Jauu 
ary, 1925, was five .hundred fifty-four. Our 
school ^is well organized and prepared to do 
the best work in its history. They say the 
mid-week prayer meeting is the thermometer 
of the church. The average attendance was 
about 125. 

Our pastor, Dr. L. S. Bauman, left January 
6 for the east to hold several revivals. Miss 
Johanna Nielsen left on the same day for 
Souti America. They were together on the 
Golden State Limited as far as Kansas City. 

Miss Johanna Nielsen was honored with 
various social affairs before her departure to 
South America on the sixth day of January. 
The Official Board met at Dr. Bauman 's home 
one evening and presented her with a 'hand- 
some Spanish Bible. On her birthday, she 
was the recipient of a birthday shower; an- 
other evening the young people gave a ban- 
quet in her honor. The final farewell took 
place on January 2, when a large number of 
llie uiembers and friends of the church gath- 
ered to express their love and esteem for Miss 
Nielsen. IThe primary room was beautifully 
decorated with floor lamps, which cast a 
homelike glow over the place. 

The evening opened with a song, ' ' The 
King's Bu.siaess" by Ed Wilson. Dr. Wall 
had charge of the devotionals, after whicli 
Miss Evelyn Coons sang a solo, 'her own com- 
position, especially for Miss Nielsen. Dr. 
Bauman then presented ker with a Portable 
Kemington Typewriter, the gift of the 
church; from which the w.hole brotherhood a.s 
well as Long Beadh will benefit as Niel- 
sen labors in South America. 

In making the presentation Dr. Bauman re- 
ferred to Miss Nielsen's part in the church of 
Long Beach from its birth; her faithfulness as 
pianist. Deaconess, Sunday school teac'her, 
and Christian Endeavor Advisor; summing it 
all up by saying: "She hath done what she 
could. With those few words the Master pairl 
his highest tribute to a mortal being when 
on this earth. Brother N. C. Nielsen has 
made many gifts to the Lord 's work, but no 
greater gift can he make than to give his 
only daughter to the South American field. " 

Elder A. V. Kimmell of Whittier, and Alva 
J. MoClain, members of the Poreig-n Mission 
Board came in unexpectedly, but added a 
word of appreciation of Miss Nielsen as a 
great asset for the work in that great field 
of service for him. Miss Iva Bauman tlien 
sang a solo about ' ' The Need of Our Sister 
Continent. ' ' The remainder of the evening 
was spent in solving a "Cross Word Puzzle" 
composed by Dr. Bauman. T'he preparation 
of this puzzle required much time, as it gave 
the life history of Miss Nielsen. Refresh- 
ments and a social time followed. An even- 
ing long to be remembered came to a close 
by singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." 
The occasion closed with sadness as Miss 
Nielsen will be greatly missed; yet rejoicing 

because we would give gladly our choicest for 
his service. 

An eight day Bible Conference was held at 
our church by Dr. W. Leon Tucker, Bible 
teacher, and Eev. Hany Rimmer, Research 
Scientist and Evangelist. 

There were four lectures daily, two in the 
afternoon and two in the evening with splen- 
did attendance at every service. 

Dr. Tucker 's addresses were on ' ' Seven 
Days in the Divine Library," using several 
multi-colored displays in illustration. The 
lectures, necessarily, were synthetic in nature, 
but his hearers received a view of the Bible 
in its entirety in a different manner than 

Rev. Harry Rimmer in his two addresses 
daily spoke on ' ' The Harmony of Science and 
t Ue Scripture, ' ' proving very ably and con- 
clusively the fallacy of the evolutionary the- 
ory, according to true science and how truly 
the Bible and science agree. He also gave in 
his inimitable way four lectures on ' ' The 
Corner Stones of the Church, ' ' namely, ' ' The 
Virgin Bii-th. " "Christ's Death on the 
Cross, " " Christ 's Resurrection, ' ' and ' ' His 
Sure Coming Again," from a scientist '.s 

In all things, God was given the glory, 
Jesus Christ was upheld, and the Holy Spirit 

We used to have two Lovefeasts or Corn- 

Miss Johanna Nielsen, Missionary to 
South America 

munion services a year. At our last business 
meeting we decided to have a communion ser- 
vice each quarter. So we held a very enjoy- 
able and spiritual service January 30. Our 
assistant pastor, Brother Alan S. Pearce, had 
charge. Brotkcr Alva J. MoClain will do the 
preaching till April 5, when we expect to start 
a revival. 

Let us now all pray that Brother Bauman 
may have wonderful success in his revival 
services in the East, and in our own revival at 
Long Beach. N. 0. NIELSEN. 

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FEBRUARY 11, 1925 


Death has again invaded our number in 
t'he passing of Miss Bernice Bechtel, daughter 
of our Brother and (Sister Harvey Bechtel 
of Canton, Ohio. This was the second year 
here for Bernice and she had endeared herself 
to all who knew her by her fine Christian 
character, her earnestness, and her faithful- 
ness to her work. iShe had planned on the 
foreign field, so that now some other must 
volunteer to fill her place. Funeral at Can- 
ton by Eev. Vaaator, assisted by Rev. Eiken- 
berry and the writer. Memorial services 
were held here at the Chapel the morning fol- 
lowing the exercises at Canton. Miss Alice 
Wogaman spoke in behalf of the Y. W. G. A. 
and Miss Doris Stout in behalf of the Gospel 
Team, both of which organizations she was a 

Dean Miller was absent for a few days at- 
tending the great Missionary convention at 
Washington, D. C. He has brought us a gen- 
eral report of that meeting, stressing the 

Professor J. A. Garber has been granted a 
semester's leave in order to return to Hart- 
ford where he expects to complete the resi- 
dence requirements for his Ph. D. degree at 
the Hartford School of Eeligious Pedagogy. 

Professor Milton Puterbaugh has returned 
from Northwestern University and has charge 
of the Chemistry here again. He expects to 
absolve his residence requirements this sum- 
mer for the Master's degree. 

Miss Alice Wogaman has assumed her place 
on the Faculty as assistant in elementary ed- 
ucation and will assume t'he deanship of wom- 
en next year while studying on her Master's. 

The new semester opened favorably with an 
increase of students. The total enrollment 
as it will appear in the new catalog, includ- 
ing Saturday students, is 322; not counting 
the Special Departments. 

The Summer School announcements have 
gone to press. Summer School opens Mon- 
day, June 15. EDWIN E. JACOBS. 


T'he following letter was received by H. F. 
E. O'Neill, President of the National Board 
for the Superannuated Ministers' Fund in re- 
sponse to the "Open Letter" on page 0, 
which was mailed out to the pastors. 
My dear Brol'her O'Neill: 

I have your letter and want to say that 
our church will come across with the dough 
as they always do for the Superannuated 
Ministers' Fund. 

I am sorry that so many of the pastors of 
the Brethren churc'h put your Committee to so 
much trouble. Perhaps they will some day 
get old and will want to be put on the pension 
list themselves and if there is not enough 
money coming in and if the amount is not 
as large as they think it ought to be, they will 
talk about it then when it is too late. If they 
would talk more about it now, it would do a 
lot more good. 

I believe if the pastors would put this mat- 
ter before their people properly there would 
he no trouble whatever of paying the retired 
ministers all that is promised by the Natoinal 

I will do all in my power to get my c'hurch 
to give liberally. It is a very serious matter 
for a minister to get old in our church and 
have so little or nothing to look forward to 
from the pension fund when he is no longer 
wanted as the pastor of a church. 

We are aware that the majority of the 
churches want young preachers, but there is 
not much enocuragement for young men to 
enter the ministry with an outlook at the end 
of their days caused by lack of interest on the 
part of so many of our churches and pastors. 

I am hopeful for better times for the retired 
ministers if the present pastors wiU do more 
than draw their breath and their salaries and 
if they show the interest in this cause as they 
should, sufficient money will be raised. 

With best wishes for the success of this 
fund, and with lots of love to you personally, 
I am, Yours sincerely, 



The pastor was sent to National Conference 
with authority to secure an evangelist to com« 
over and help us get on the map, services lo 
continue from January 4 to 18. 

We 'have had some very able help, from 
such preachers as Mclnturff, Grisso and 
Aboud, ^^■ho represented the iield as the hard- 
est in the brotherhood, while our good Broth- 
er Beaehler, reported through the columns of 
this paper that. Mount Pleasant is a dead 
church and William Crolford is the pastor. 
Well, however we may have appeared, we arc 
not going to admit that we are dead or dying 
for we are building up. Then our good 
Brother Kimmell emphasized to us at General 
Conference, ' ' The way to get up is to get 
down." If it is true that the Mount Pleas- 
ant church has been down, she has been fol- 
lowing that principle and is now getting up. 
The germ of life has sprung up and is des- 
tined to bring forth a harvest to the honor 
and gloiy of God. 

Some sowing ias been going on here, for 
had not some one sown another could not 
have reaped the harvest. Our good Brother 
Thomas came to us with some doubts, but 
when he saw the co-operation of the people 
and the men and women who were -within 
reach, without Christ and hope in the world, 
he illuminated the cross, held up the Christ, 
threw out the ' ' Life Line ' ', and with the 
united work of these faithful, forty-five 
precious souls made the public confession. On 
the afternoon of the last day of the meet- 
ing, twenty-four united with the church by 
baptism. The Sunday following, five more 
were added to the c'hurch in the same man- 
ner. As the pastor stood in the water giving 
the invitation, after baptism, a husband and 
wife, having witnessed their son and daugh- 
ter lead the way, came forward, also, to be 
received into the church by baptism the next 
Sunday. This makes a total of forty-seven 
confessions as a result of the meeting. Of 
those not baptized, one came from the Church 
of the Brethren, while the other seventeen 
anticipate uniting with the various other de- 
nominations of their choice, w^hile down deep 
in their hearts they would like to worship 
with us. 

Well, Brother Tliomas. we are glad you 
came. You served faithfully our Master's 
cause at this place. The church is encouraged, 
and in your presence has given a unanimous 
call for your return after General Conference 
next fall. 

Evangelist Thomas is not a big man, phys- 
ically, but he has a big message equal to the 
needs of the biggest church of the brother- 

1014 Ash Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 


"The Gateway to the 'South" 

The happiest season of the whole year has 
just passed but the Gift that graced the first 
and every Christmas is with us still. Why 
not 'have Christmas joy all the year? Why 
not rise to that high plane where living is 

Our Home Mission and White Gift offering 
totaled larger than last year. The Christmas 
program sponsored by Mrs. V. Bentz and Mrs. 
W. H. Beachley and t'heir helpers was a suc- 

One of the most helpful services held re- 
cently was the Watdh Night meeting. About 
one hundred attended, one-third remaining to 
welcome in the New Year. The program from 
8 to 12 with one recess was unusual and var- 
ied and most interesting. We predict that. 
200 will attend the next one. 

Two deacons of this church, John C. Bentz, 
and Jacob Vi. Emmert, have gone home to 
glory. At the first quarterly meeting of the 
new year two men were chosen to fill their 
places, Harry C. Bentz, son of the late John 
C. Bentz, and Wm. 'H. Beachley. Each was 
chosen by one secret ballot. Much prayer 
had been made to God that he would choose 
through his church the right men. A very 
impressive ordination service was held two 
weeks later when Eev. J. P. Horlacher, the 
faithful pastor of our church at Waynesboro, 
Pennsylvania, preached the sermon. The pas- 
tor was assisted also by Eev. Lester King, 
the loyal pastor of our church at St. James. 
Dr. J. M. Tombaugih and Eev. Eoy S Long. 
May the men ordained be found faithful ever 
and receive the promised reward. 

On the last Sunday in January two new 
members were added to the church, a splen- 
didj young man and his mfe. 

Brother Orville D. Jobson, Jr., visited us re- 
cently and brought a very helpful message, 
one of the best we have heard on African 
missions. IThe church that fails to hear him 
will miss a real blessing. 

On the second Sunday in February, Colonel. 
-Joseph H. Cudlipp, a Maryland State Sunday 
School official, will spend the day with us, 
preaching and holding conferences with our 
Official Board and Sunday school workers, 
and closing with a mass Young' People 's Eally 
in the evening. 

Who said snow! Are we down south'? Six- 
teen inches of snow, twenty-six inc'hes in the 
month of January, with temperature reach- 
ing twelve below zero and thirty-six below 
on the nearby mountainSi We guess this is 
the "Gateway to the South" all rig'ht, but 
we must be on the North side of the gate. 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 


PAGE 13 

Sociability in Christian Endeavor 

(Continued from page 11) 
fore futile for the present difficulty and is 
devoid of educative value. 

(b) 'L'he self-attentive attitude is similar 
to the submissive, but is nojt to be confused 
with it. If when confronted with a diificult 
problem my attack upon it is weakened by 
the e.-cpectation of assistance from others, I 
am in the submissive attitude. If, however, 
my attitude is weakened by my realization 
that I am on trial, — that w'hat I do with the 
problem will be observed by others, — then I 
become self-conscious and am thrown into 
the self -attentive attitude. If I am conscious 
that I am being watched, it is quite difficult 
for me to perform the duties of my office, 
give a reading or take part in a Christian 
Endeavor service. So long as I am self-at- 
tentive my efficiency is reduced; I hit on no 
improved methods of thought or action and 
my experience therefore has no permanent 

(c) So soon as I can forget others and my- 
self and can take the objective or problem at- 
titude, the chances of efficient action are 
greatly increased. I find it relatively easy to 
assume this attitude when I feel that I stand 
on my own responsibility; that the problem 
cannot possibly be referred to any higher 
authority, but that the solution depends on 
me alone. My chances of solving the problem 
would be much reduced, if it were proposed 
to me at a time when I feW dominated by a 
superior or when I felt that he knew much 
more about it and could settle it much more 
easily and surely than I. If the problem de- 
manded previous experience and the posses- 
sion of knowledge which I did not possess, it 
would be likely to make me self-conscious and 
'hence incapable of utilizing even the experi- 
ence and the knowledge I do possess. (Every 
worker should be placed in that position 
where he has the best possible chance to make 
the most of himself. This desire for social 
approval and the spirited comments of the old- 
er and more experienced members have o, 
marked influence on the efficiency of many of 
the younger and inexperienced members. 

I have not spoken of ways of interesting 
outsiders but they will become interested if 
your society carries out a live sociable pro- 
gram not only on Sundays but show their in^ 
terest every day. Old organized societies 
have recognized the hindering effects of some 
distractions and have made halting attempts 
to aboUsh them. 

Green Mountain, Iowa. 

Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 10) 

States is not merely the name of forty-eight 
States and territories bound together for mu- 
tual benefit and protection, but fundamentally 
the United States is the cross section of the 
life of ]15 millions of people. Louis Four- 
teenth of France could say with truth, "I am 
the State" for he was absolute monarch in 
his day. We citizens of the United States 
have an equal right to say, "We are the 
State." The corrollaiy is also true that, "A 
nation is only as strong as its weakest link." 

The ' ' links ' ' of this nation are not the goli' 
links with their "nineteenth holes" either, 
but the various parts of our national life in 
which citizens play the supreme part. Some 
of them are — religious faith, obedience to 
civil authority, commerce, manufacturing and 
agriculture. Of all these departments of life 
it is right to lay the emphasis on the first two 
as of supreme importance for in these two we 
find the guarantee for all the others. Eelig- 
ion deals with convictions of truth and ideals, 
emphasizing the spiritual element in our life. 
Obedience to law manifests the depth to 
which religious life has rooted itself in our 
experience. If we do not believe, it is hard 
for us to obey either the laws of God or of 
man. Therefore our obedience to Eternal 
Law and its delegated representative on the 
earth — civil authority and law, should be a 
foregone conelusoin. 

'fhis brings us to a consideration of the sec- 
ond part of the lesson — ; i. e., love for our 
brethren will fulfill the law as far as we are 
concerned. This love will determine in the 
largest way our reaction to the laws govern- 
ing us. If we let love have its perfect work, 
rulers will be no terror to us for we will not 
ha evil doers. If we love ourselves first, last 
and all the time, we will laugh at any law 
that infringes our selfish desires and lusts. 
The Christian considers others on the same 
par as he considers himself and hence he is 
pretty careful about the infringement of his 
neighbors rights. 

Kight at this point America is on trial to- 
day. We are the first big nation that has en- 
deavored by the force of public sentiment 
and public balloting to institute laws looking 
toward the destruction of a great moral and 
physical curse from among us. By overwhelm- 
ing majorities the Prohibition Amendment 
was passed and became a law. But today we 
see, to our shame, that law flouted by a close- 
ly organized and lawless majority operating 
from within and without. We hear on every 
hand the light headed, liquor thirsty law 
breakers yelling ''Personal Liberty!" The 
question that should come to every lover of 
right and law is this — Is there such a thing? 
Every liberty I have today was given to 
me by the sacrifice of others. This very day 
— February 22 — is redolent with memories on 
this very score. George Washington lived his 
life in a time when "personal liberty" was 
not considered from the mere standpoint of 
liquor drinking. Bigger things filled men's 
souls in those days. They wanted freedom 
from what they considered grievous wrongs 
and to this end they ventured their lives and 
fortunes in eight years of conflict that all 
Americans might have the ' ' inalienable rights 
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." 
This heritage the Revolutionary heroes passed 
on to us in the shape of a Constitution which 
has behind it the guarantee of a blood bought 
freedom for men died to make it certain. That 
Constitution today is the symbol to me of a 
great love and a great sacrifice. My life, 
property rights, personal wealth, and civil 
well being all center in that document bought 
for me by others whom I have never seen, 
but nevertheless love and revere as worth- 
while souls. Since I owe all this to others 
docs it not seem a bit trifling and small for 

me to barter away the liberties guaranteed 
under the Constitution just because I have an 
inordinate thirst for "light wine a.nd beer"? 

You say, "Barter away the Constitution, 
what do you mean?" Just that; for as soon 
as I can laugh away, lightly, obedience to 
one part of the document I have begun the 
undermining of the Whole structure, and my 
honest concern for every law is weakened. 
As soon as I have to work outside of the 
Civil Law on one eouut I become in that 
much a bad citizen. I'm not honest in my 
demand for ' ' personal liberty ' ' even, for as 
soon as that "personal liberty" is given its 
right interpretation it makes honest men of 
all sorts of thugs, thieves and blacklegs. In 
other words T'he Constitution a.nd courts are 
good enough for me so long as they protect 
me from robbery, murder and the more ter- 
rible wrongs, but that Constitution ceases to 
function for me as soon as it sets a limit or 
an end to my consumption of booze. That's 
a nice consideration for the "liberties" of 
my brother isn't it? Is it any wonder the 
nations are watching us at this time? If 
good citiznes win in this battle for law and 
order the Whole world will have been given 
a further boost toward moral righteousness, 
but if we lose it is hard to predict the result. 

The case against Booze has always been 
strong and it is no less so at this present 
moment. In fact the Liquor Lovers have 
proven to us beyond a doubt that all the ter- 
rible invectives that have ever been leveled at 
Booze are more than justified because of the 
horrible and lawless character of its assault 
against all the guaranteed liberties of the 
nation. Bootlegging is producing not only 
the breaking of the 18th Amendment, but 
murder is committed in the traffic — officers ot 
the law and rum runners paying the toll, as 
well as innocent people outside the realm of 
the lawless business; piracy on the high seas 
is committed and condoned; A fleet of boats 
flying the flags of other nations can anchor 
outside our ports (whether 3 or 12 miles, or 
inside the "limit" the principle is the same) 
and they defy us as a people to touch them 
when we know they are there for the express 
purpose of breaking our laws. These crimes 
and many others which only the initiated 
know are the result of this curse. 

This is the time when Good, One Hundred 
Per cent Americans are needed. The cam- 
paign against a great wrong must be waged 
unremittingly. We must take God at his word 
and haA'e his approval. Believing this we must 
practice our beliefs in daily life and see to it 
and believe that all civil law and authority 
have his approval. Believing this we must 
practice our beliefs in daily life and see to it 
that the liberties vouchsafed to us are passed 
on to future generations not one whit less 
fully than they have been given to us. 



The conference year is over half gone and 
all mission apportionments should be paid. 
Will the pastors of the district please attend 

PAGE 16 


FEBRUARY 11, 1925 

to this matter at once? It is up to the pas- 
tors. The churches will respond if t'he pas- 
tors will make the appeal. Several places are 
being assisted. Brother G. W. Chambers is 
preaching this year at Buena Vista. The 
work at Winchester is promising. A number 
of the members there are workers. Brother 
E. S. Long has been preaching for t'heni twice 
each month. Two weeks ago the attendance 

was 50. JThis is good i^-hen we remember 
that the services are lield on Sunday after- 
noon and in a private home. A building is 
the pressing need that they may have a Sun- 
day sc'hool. The lot which is fully paid for 
is in an unchurched section of the city and 
it is a gi'owing section. Money is being- 
raised for the building. Personal gifts will 
be gladly received. Let all the churches in 

the district pay their mission apportionments 
at once. Make your record on the mission 
chart at conference one hundred per cent 
perfect. Harry Haun of Woodstock, Virgin- 
ia, is the secretary, and Samuel Hounshell of 
New Market, Virginia, is the Treasurer. Send 
in your apportionment before you 'hear from 

G. U. CARPENTEE, President- 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

(Continued from pa^e 7) 

If we tliinlv oJ: the Holy Spirit merely as a po\\-ei- or 
influence, our thought will be, "How can I get more of the 
Holy Spirit?" but if we think of him. as a divine person, 
our thought will be, "How can the Holy Spirit get more of 
me ? " The former conception leads to self-exaltatiou ; the 
later conception to self-humiliation, self-emptying, and self- 
renunciation. If we think of the Holy Spirit merely as a 
Divine power or influence and then imagine that we have 
received that power, there will be the temptation to feel 
as if Ave belonged to a superior order of Christians. A 
vv'oman once came to me to ask a question and began by 
saying, "Before I ask the question I want you to under- 
stand that I am a PToly Ghost M'oman. ' ' The words and the 
manner of uttering them made me feel that there A^•as a 
weakness somewhere in belief or conduct. Her question 
was this: "Why is it that so many church members do not 
believe in Holy Ghost religion?" My answer was, "If many 
church members do not believe in the Holy Ghost, it may 
be that many church members are not Christians, for 
Christians do believe in the Holy Ghost." But I said to 
th^ woman "I also want to ask you a question, "Why is it 
that so many people v/ho say they are Holy Ghost Chris- 
tians deliberately ignore the precious eomjnands of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, as recorded in John 13?" At this she ac- 
knowledged that she believed in feet washing, but her 
church did not practice it, and the conversation closed. 

When WQ think of the Holy Spirit in the Biblical way 
as a Divine Being of infinite majesty and power, conde- 
scending to dwell in our hearts and take possession of our 
lives, it will put us in the dust of humility, make obedience 
to Christ's commands a delight and cause us to walk very 
softly before God. 

I. The Power of the Holy Spirit has for its basis his 
Eternity. He was never born nor created, but co-existent 
with the Father and Son. According to the credal state- 
ment of the church general: " believe in the Ploly Spirit' 
thas recognizing him as the Third Person in the adorable 
Trinity, and very God. 

II. The Power of the Holy Spiiit, is also established, 
by the works ascribed to him: He is associated with crea- 
tion, as introduced in the second verse of the Bible, "And 
the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters." The 
word' "moved" carries the sense of "Hovered" or 
"brooded". The previous condition of the world was "waste 
and void" or a "formless waste." In some way the Spirit 
of God fasliioned this formless -waste into the multiplicity of 
contrasts that followed. He bound together those elements 
whicli were formless and so prepared the way for the 
dividing the light from the darkness that followed. The 
mode of the operation we do not know, neither would it add 
to oui- comprehension of his power to Ivuow it, but the 
PACT of the operation is clearly revealed. (Text) "By 
his Spirit the heavens were GARNISIIED, " "made fair" 
or "Beautiful." That is, he set the constellations in their 
order. "Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and 
thou renewest the face of the earth" (Ps. 104:30). His 
identity and equality ^^'ith the Father and Son is shown in 
the great commission which contain the baptismal formula 
and also in the apostolic benediction: "Gol ye therefore and 

make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the 
NAME of the FATHER and of the SON and of the HOLY 
SPIRIT" (Matt. 28:19). "The grace of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, and the love of God, and the commiuiion of the 
Holy Spirit, be with you all (11 Cor. 13:14). 

As to the dispensational office work of the Persons of 
the Holy Trinity, I will reserve for my next message, under 
the head of "The Purpose of the Holy Spirit." 

Again he is identified as maker: "The Spirit of God 
hath MADE me, and the In-eath of the Almighty hath given 
me life" (Job 33:4). 

III. The relatioji of the Spirit to created man: "My 
Spirit shall not strive -with man forever, for that he also is 
flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years" 
(Gen. 6:3). Here the Avork of the Spirit passes from the 
form of omnipotence to one of pleading or stri^'ing. The 
Spirit no more impresses his ^^nll upon the material universe, 
bui expresses (rolls it out) as a rational creature. By the 
preacliing of the faithful Noah the Spirit pled Avith the an- 
tediluvians to do right and escape the destruction that Avai 
coming upon a corrupt and Avicked A\'orld. Prom this time 
ouAvard the Spirit comes on men in various Avays, qualify- 
ing them A^dth supernatural poAver for the performance of 
special duties. 

JohnstoAvii, Pennsylvania. 

(To be continued). 

Erecting a Scaffold on which to Hang Civilization 

(Continued from page 9) 

any other. Every time Ave forsake God's House Ave testify 
our contempt for this high and holy day. 
5. Sectarianism. 

Let this be the other brace and our scaffold will be com- 
plete. This bi-ace is the smug complacency and self right- 
eousness that says, "We are right and all others are A\-rong. " 
lliere is not a- single thing that so violates all of the virtues 
that become us as Christian people as the habit of constantly 
judging others. Destroy the chui'ches and oiu' ciAdlization 
A\'ill collapse but it does not folloAv that the multiplicity of 
denominations, cults and isms, AviU keep it alive for that is 
churchianity and not Christianity and a dissipation of om- 
own strength. Whether you take it literally or spiritually 
the prayer of the Master Avas that "avc might be one." One 
as much as the Father and Son Avere one. No mythical union 
here. Sectarianism is threatening to disrupt the mission 
A-s'ork abroad and paralyze the church at home. A learned 
Christian Chinaman said, "If the sectarian missionary Avould 
now let them alone they Avould have one Christian church in 
China." Do you think they should have two hundred kinds 
of them as Ave have? Let us in no way be party to the trans- 
action that Avill disrupt such possibility] of iinion and unity 
Rather let us be party to that better spirit that A\all bring 
about that for Avhich the Master so fervently prayed, "That 
they might be one." BeAA^are lest Ave sm avA^ay our day of 
grace and opportunity and hang our civilization of the tAven- 
tieth century on the scaffold avc have erected, because Ave 
had eyes but could not see. Where there is no A'ision the 
people perish. 

Flora, Indiana. 

Volume XLVIl 
Number 7 

February 18, 





Sayings o£ George Washington 

U/^F ALL the dispositions and habits which 
^^ lead to political prosperity, religion 
and morality are indispensable supports." 

"The perpetuity of this nation depends upon 
the religious training of the young." 
"Speak not evil of the absent, it is unjust." 
"It is better to be alone than in bad com- 

"Let your hand give in proportion to your 

"It is our duty to make the best of our mis- 

"True religion affords government its surest 

"A good moral character is the finest essen- 
tial in a man." 
"I hate deception even where imagination only is concerned." 
"It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being." 
"I hope, some day, we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world." 
"The company in which you will improve most will be least expensive to you." 
"It is a maxim with me not to ask what, under similar circumstances, I would not 

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called Con- 

"Would to God the harmony of nations were an object that lay nearest to the 
hearts of sovereigns." 

"I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that 'honesty 
is the best policy.' " 

"Avoid gaming. This is a vice which is productive of every possible evil. It has 
been the ruin of many a worthy family, the loss of many a man's honor, and the cause 
of suicide. Few gain by this abominable practice, while thousands are injured." 




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The Church Popular in iripite of Criticism — Editor, 

Meddling with. God 's Affairs — ^Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

Tlie Ohio Pastor's Convention — Dr. Bame, ........ 

Womanhood 's Challenge — Mrs. U. J. Shively, .... 

Personality of tho Help Spirit (IV)— L. G. Wood, 

Our Golden Jubilee — Dr. Jacobs, 

A Fatal Refusal — Freeman Ankrura, 

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The Lord Working Through Them — Mrs. Joyce Saylor, .... 

Sunday School Notes, 

The Devotional Life — Marguerite Eau, 

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Krypton, Kentucky — Fred V.. Kinzie, 

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The Church Popular in Spite of Criticism 

There is no more poptilar institution, and yet none more severely 
criticised than the church. It has doubtless been, widely criticised in 
every age, but in recent years a veritable flood of criticism has issued 
forth from every imaginable source. If some would-be writer wished 
to make a nama for himself, he considered that the quickest way to 
get himself much talked about was to set forth an exaggerated pic- 
ture of the real or imaginary weanesses of the church. If a plat- 
form spoalcer wanted to create a demand for his oratory, he set hijn- 
self to discover or to build up a case against the church wherein it 
had been inexcusably remiss in some duty, and then to make a sen- 
sationai exposure. Even preachers of the Gospel, and especially 
professional evangelists, have been known to seek to build up for 
themselves reputations for courage and conviction by spending more 
time lampooning the church and excoriating the church member than 
in proclaiming the gospel of saving grace to the lost and growth in 
grace to the Christian, with the result that many outside the church 
have been led to believe that there was little in this blessed institu- 
tion to command their respect and that they were losing nothing by 
remaining aloof. 

Criticising the church has become such a popular pastime — and 
with some a business — that it is indulged in on almost every occasion 
and in practically every quarter, by men in high and low station, 
and by those who are members of it as well as by those who are 
not. If we were to take seriously all the derogatory things that 
have been said about the church of Christ, no man with two mites 
of self-respect would want to acknowledge having any connection 
with it, and none but those of the most foolhardy type of courage 
would undiTtake to defend it. But of course we must take with 
more than the proverbial "grain of salt" all this loose talk about 
its weaknesses and failures. And, thanks to the common sense of 
the average man, it is not taken as seriously as we have been wont 
to believe. 

In spite of all the criticism that has been heaped upon it, the 
church, because it is of God, stands strong and powerful, having no 
need of defenders (though many have come to its defense) save for 
the quiet aud marvelously pervading influence which it is daily 
wielding and the wonderful transformations of life and enrichment 
of character it is constantly effecting amongst all classes, races and 
colors of people. All the attacks that have been launched against 
it have haid little deterring effect upon its progress, have failed to 

divert it from its high purpose and plan, and have not resulted in 
marshalling sentiment against it to the degree that some seem to 
fear. Rather the public attitude toward the church has been one oi 
growing appreciation, notwithstanding the rain of criticism. In the 
midst of, and possibly by reason of, this opposition it has grown 
steadily stronger, and its attackers seem only to have centered atten- 
tion more unitedly upon it and to have caused even its bitterest 
enemies to contemplate the secrets of its power and influence. 

Indeed the very greatness of the criticism being thrown upon the 
church is working to its benefit. 'This is building up respect for it 
and causing people to realize that it is no ordinary institution noi 
a weak and dying force. Tlie more powerful and respectable the 
critics, the greater has been the credit to the church by reason of 
the futility of their utmost endeavors to tarnish its reputation, and 
to point out a weakness that can lessen its influence. For howevei 
much men may stress its weaknesses, common sense teaches people 
that a dead or dying issue would not bring forth so vehement a,n 
article as the one by Rupert Hughes, published recently in the ' ' Cos- 
mopolitan, " on "Why I Do Not Go to Church." Nor would a pop- 
ular magazine like "Collier's" have made church membership the 
topic for discussion to which the readers of the periodical were asked 
to contribute, if it did not feel sure that the public wa,s greatly 
interested in the church and would respond to the subject. And it 
did respond. In answer to the article by W. O. Saunders, ' ' Why 1 
Am Not a Church Member, ' ' the magazine received 1,514 replies 
from all sorts and conditions of readers. Of these replies 1,118 were 
for the church and 401 were against it. 

"All the letters were read by Webb Waldron, " says the Liter- 
arj' Digest, ' ' and he writes that he is ' amazed by the proof these 
letters give of what vital forces the church and religion are in 
America today. The very denunciations of the church show how 
large it bulks in the life in which the writer lives.' " 

The prize-winningj reply to Mr. Saunder's a,rticle was written by 
the Rev. Frank Arthur Butler, of Bellingham, Washington. It dosea 
with these words: 

"I, too, have been dragged throug'h irreligious revival meetings 
as a boy. I, too, once left the church. I, too, reread the words of 
Jesus. I, too, see the church's weakness. I am a man, however, ana 
a pa,rt of the world as it is, a recipien,t of its benefits as well as its 
problems. It is because of this I say 'Give me a job — in the best 

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institution for good in the world — the church. Give me a job,' I say, 
'Let me helf lift.' 

"That's why I am a member of the church." 

No, we( need not fear for the church 's future, its steady progress, 
its final and successful outcome. It is bound to go forward and 
ultimately to succeed in, a,ccomplishing the will of God in the world, 
howevi r much would-be reformers of it and outspoken critics of it 
throw impediments in its way. It does have its weaknesses because, 
in its composition it is a human organization, and there are many 
ways in which its members can make it more efficient in the work 
to Arhich it has been set. All this every conscientious churchman 
recognizes. But we know this, too, that the rantings of its shallo^\• 
and ofttimes insincere friends can not effectively improve it, nor 
can the bitter denunciations of its enemies endanger it. We are 
often annoyed by the constant repetition of such criticisms and 
sometimes disturbed! by the ruthlessness of the attacks, yet we know 
that the critics are more volublei than effective, and that they are 
not taken so seriously by other folks as by themselves. For all the 
whilei the church is growing more popular, as it is steadily becoming 
more powerful and far-reaching in its divine iniluence. 

Meddling with God's Affairs 

Throughout! the centuries since the days of Jesus, Christendoui 
has been repeatedly menaeeid by prophets who presume to tell their 
fellows when the world is coming to an end. 'One would think, with 
the growth of civilization and religious enlig'htenment, that such false 
reasoning and foolish faith would practically cease to afflict our 
aspiring humanity, but we have with us still those who persist in 
meddlingj in affairs which an almighty and aUwise God has reservea 
unto himself alone. On February 6th it was predicted that the world 
would come to an end and little gi'oups of a sect of the Seventh Day 
Adventists gathered in waiting for the expected end only to be dis- 
appointed, and in many cases impoverished. And there have been 
reported at least four deaths directly due to disappointment caused 
by this deception. Besides it brings into disrepute a very important 
and highly spiritual doctrine of the Bible — the doctrine of Christ's 
return and of the end of the world. Many scientists agree with the 
Bible that this world is destined to come to an end, that it is not 
expected to last through all eternity. But certainly no scientist, nor 
yet a true interpreter of the Bible will attempt to point out the time 
of the end. And moreover it is something we need not worry about. 
For, though some think we have, a long time yet in which to accom- 
plish the program of Christ for this world and others think the time 
is short, the big and only business of the Christian is to do the will 
of God and complete the work of Christ, and leave "'times and sen- 
sons" in the hands of the Father. We can trust him to keep things 
going in an orderly manner until his plans and purposes are fulfilled 
and then to take proper eare of his children of earth. 


One of the severest tests of a Christian is to lie. able to refuse 
to be a party to some thrilling piece of scandal. 

Prayer is not the only thing a Christian) is reqiiired to do, luit 
he can do nothing else until he has learned to pray. 

He who contents himself in following Christ afar off will k> on 
find himself walking arm in arm with the Devil. 

Brother H. F. E. O'Neill makes an important suggestion in the 
news department aboui endowment for the Superannuated Ministers' 

Juvenile delinquency is on the decline throughout the country, 
despite crime waves recurrent in large cities, reports the National 
Probation Association. 

"Give and it shall be given unto you." But he who keeps his 
eye ever open for the returning measure will get no credit in 
heaven. He is doing a cash business. 

The White Gift Offerings will soon reach the goal, if they keep 
coming in. But surely it would be a convenience all around if every 
school would report promptly. See Dr. STiively's report in this issue. 

Dr. L. S. Bauman writes of his Bible conference at Berne, Indi 

ana, where he found a most wide-awake and aggressi^-e country 

church with Brother John Parr as pastor. Three confessed Christ as 
their Savior at the meetings. 

It is no reflection upon the church that there is an occasional 
hypocrite in its number even as it was not upon Christ that there 
was a Judas among his Twelve; it simply means that a man can be 
w'hat he wants to be, what he sets his heart upon, in spite of the 
crowd in which he mingles and all diverse influences with which he 
may be surrounded. 

So long as we are so human as to be unable to read the thoughts 
of men's hearts or to fully grasp those they try to express we may 
avoid many groundless suspicions, tinjust criticisms, needless Buffer- 
avoid many groundless suspicions, unjust criticisms needless stiffer- 
ings and sinful divisions by giving large place to forbearance, tol- 
erance and love. 

Brother Homer Anderson, pastor of the Roanoke, Indiana, church 
led his people recently in a successful evangelistic campaign w'hich 
resulted in fourteen confessions. The Sunday school has experienced 
a remarkable growth under the superintendency of Brother Charles 
Yoimg. These people are talking full time and in the face of the 
enthusiasm generated it is difficult to see how they can fail. 

President E. E. Jacobs in announcing the Alumni Quarterly makes 
mention of tentative plans for celebrating the Golden Anniversary 
• • tlie fouuiling of A.shland College. It is a splendid idea and ought 
to be received with enthusiasm throughout the brotherhood. Every 
congregation ought to be given an opportunity of carrying out an 
appropriate service, the preparation for w'hich would lend enthusiasm 
for an even greater success at Ashland. 

Brother John Perry Horlacher pastor of the church at Waynes- 
boro, Pennsylvania, reports concerning the organisations and activ- 
ities at his place. It seems that the Sunday school has about reached 
its limit until a new building has been erected. The campaign for 
the raising of funds for this purpose is making progress. Christian 
Endeavor Week was observed in a splendid manner, one special 
feature being the address by Brother A. L. Lynn of Pittsburgh. 

Brother Fred V. Kinzie, who with his wife has charge of the 
mission at Krypton, Kentucky, writes an interesting letter setting 
forth the conditions as he has found them to exist. The task is 
difficult but he has confidence in the outcome. We imagine he has 
the situation sized up right when he says the growth must come 
through the training of the children, and that of course takes time, 
liut it is; tlie waj' of most permanency. He suggests to the brother- 
hood ways of helping along with the work there. Doubtless there are 
many who will want to have a part in providing these improvements. 

We are glad to present a likeness of Brother Freeman Anlu'um, 
and the beautiful parsonage which was recently built for his comfort 
at Oak Hill, West Virginia. As Brother Ankrum says, the picture 
does not do justice to the parsonage, but from the description we can 
imagine what a beautiful and cozy place it is. They are planning to 
build a new church in the near future that will match the parson- 
age. The Oak Hill pastorate has made remarkable progress in tht> 
last two years and with a continuation of this same fine spirit of 
co-operation and activity we may e.xpect great things of the future. 

The Business Manager is in his "Comer '5 this week and he has 
some good things to report. Two new churches on the Honor Roll 
and eleven renew their membership to that honored place. Brother 
Teeter is absolutely right when he emphasizes the importance of the 
Evangelist circulation to every other interest of the church. Congre- 
gations wiU not appreciate what they are missing by being without 
the Evangelist in every home until they have once had it in the 
homes. Publication Day offering is beginning to come in fine. One 
church stands out above all others as deserving of special mention 
and that is Ashland, which made an offering of $200.00 to this pur- 



FEBRUARY 18, 1925 


The Ohio Pastor's Convention 

By Charles A. Bame, D. D. 

It was our privilege, under the favor of the church here, 
to attend the Sixtli Pastor's Council of the Ohio Council of 
Churches. It met at the state Capital in the great Memorial 
Hall, more than six hundred in number. That alone Avas an 
inspiring sight and a rare assemblage. Six hundred men 
whose lives have been surrendered to human betterment and 
whose Avliole aim is to elevate the moral and spiritual sittt. 
of their fellows, is no mean thing to ^^dtness. To know- 
that they came from every angle of Denominationalism and 
dwelt together in unity and haimony for two days, reveal- 
ing methods of success in the kingdom, and ways to win, is 
more than one finds, sometimes, on the outskirts of the field. 
At home, too often, even preachers that ought never think of 
it, do small things to gain an advantage, and it is so appar- 
ent and so selfish on the face of it, 
that it is a great relief to know that 
sometimes, they get away from that 
small circle and make the Kingdom 
the BIG thing. That was the gen- 
eral spirit of this Pastor's Comicil. 
Here men of wide experience and 
of National reputation gave the 
best they had and sometimes, it 
meant that by improved methods, 
they were giving secrets to some 
who would go out and use them to 
get people into other denominations 
who otlienvise would be for their 
own. But that does not always 
make the most for the enlargement 
of the borders of our Zion. 

^bc Soul Minnei-0 ipra^er 

Lord speak to me that I may sDeak 

In living echoes of thy tone; 
As thou hast sought, so let me seek 

Thy erring children lost and lone. 

strengthen me, that while I stand 
Firm on the rock and strong in thee, 

1 may stretch out a loving hand 
To wresblers with the troubled sea. 


O teach me Lord, that I may teach 
The preciovis things thou dost impart; 

And wing my words that they may reach 
The hidden depths of many a heart. 


O give thine own sweet rest to me. 

That I may speak with soothing power 
A word in season as from thee, 

To weary ones in needful hour. 

O fill me with thy fullness, Lord. 

Until my very heart o'erflow 
In kindling thought ajid glowing word, 

Thy love to tell, thy praise to show. 

O use me Lord use even me. 

Just as thou wilt, and when and where; 
Until thy hlessed face I see. 

Thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share. 

— ^Selected 


One entire session of a half day 
was given over to Evangelism. It 
was a live and interesting session. 
Perhaps the most interesting and 
helpful — but how can one tell? One 
could not have lived where I have 
for the last month and not get the 
impression made by this meeting, 
— that we are on the eve of another 
great wave of evangelism. I have 
called it in my report to the church, 
"The New Evangelism." For sev- 
eral years, now, we who try to keep 
pace with this work of the church, 
have been reading and hearing 
about The New Evangelism. In the sense that evangelism 
takes on new methods or raises up again, the> old ones, it is 
new. Just now, A. D. 1925, there is doubtless a rever.sion 
from the kind of evangelism that is represented by the 
great organization of big parties and tabernacles. Indeed, 
Bishop Henderson of the M. E. Bishopric, Avith a wide ges- 
ture of his hand and an oratorical orotund said, ' ' With that 
sort of evangelism, I am done." It was a sliock to me; and 
I believe that the learned bishop may yet live to repent of 
the statement or to amplify. The other outstanding and 
commanding address on this topic was by Guy Black of 
Indiana, who is the specialist in the new method of a no- 
preaeMng revival. It was he, who, for some years, now, 
has been conducting revivals without sermons. He says 
that the best part of the evening is inevitably spent by the 
people who ought to l)e working, visiting* and making heart 
to heart appeals, in listening to semions. So, he organizes a 
church into visiting companies of two and sends them to 

homes and offices, to get signatures to a card accepting 
membership in the church. But in his address and explana- 
tions, he x'evealed (to me) the wealoiess of the plan. He 
said, ' ' All who work at tins task of the Kingdom know that 
there is no longer the conviction of sin there once was." 
Agreed: but he then went on to say that therefore, the 
appeal is made to service and family, etc. But there is the 
fallacy and weakness of this system. It gets church mem* 
bers without conviction of sin and what have yuu in that 
case, but a simier in the church? With thd Joy and delight 
evidenced by both these workers for the enlargement of the 
church, masterful fellows both, many pi'eachers were en- 
thused ; and that there will be a great deal more of personal 
evangelism as a result, there can be no doubt. That this 
side of evangelism has been too 
much neglected, is just as true; 
but when any evangelist forgets the 
sermon and that it is the Gospel 
that is the power of God unto sal- 
vation and that it is by the fool- 
ishness of preaching that we are to 
save some, — when they forget the 
model evangelistic service was at 
Pentecost with a powerful DOC- 
TRINAL SERMON, they are sure 
to have time to repent or relent, or 
exijlain or amplify. It was a great 
session, but I could not report with- 
out preaching, a bit, as you now 
know. The one other tiling I wish 
to tell the Brethren preachers and 
w orkers is that we are bound to 
see, in the immediate future, more 
of this personal appeal and if we 
do not align ourselves and prepare 
ourselves with this method as well 
as the preacliing, we will find many 
of our prospects going to other 
churches. In every denomination 
of which I know, around me here, 
there is a remarkable increase of 
actiA'ity in personal evangelism 



Vacation Bible Schools 

One session was given over to 
the discussion of this new activity. 
Men of experience told of the value 
of this agency for the education of 
our youth in matters of religion. Sure as we live, our youth 
are not getting the religious foundation they need and there 
is little hope for them unless we become alive in the work 
offered in this fine, new movement. Many methods are being 
tried ; some in the school and some in the church, but what- 
ever the method, we need to be with the first of them in tliis 
\vork of carrying religious instruction to our youth, in the 
next vacation time. 

The Banquet 

The Banquet was one of the largest I ever saw. It was 
a splendid meal. Ministers were seated according to coun- 
ties, which put them with folks they knew. The big feature 
of this meeting was that we had with us, President Thomp 
son of the Ohio State University, Governor Donahey, Lieu- 
tenant Governor Lewds, Attorney General Crabbe, Speaker 
of the House Silver, and most of the State Senators and 
Representatives. It seemed a travesty, that these represen- 

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tatives of the people should have been the guests of their 
ministers who had put themselves squarely for the Child 
J Iiabor Amendment and that the next day, these representa- 
tives should vote by a large majority against it. But the 
representatives surely knew what the voters at home 
thought, and it is votes that make office-holders. 

Every one of these Officers above-mentioned spoke. I 
considered the message of Donahey significant : He said, ' ' If 
you preachers are in a town where law is "^aolated, go to the 
Mayor three times, presenting him with your desires in 
writing and keep a copy; ask him each time to observe the 
la\v and enforce it ; if he does not on the third admonition 
and you report to me, I promise you that within twenty- 
four hours, he will be looking across the desk at your Gov- 
ernor." There seemed no sign of a "scofflaw," in that 
crowd, or any part of it. All were for thei law and its en- 

In the closing session, various pastors gave what 
seemed to be a tale of their successes and the how of their 
methods. In this, was engendered the only spirit of dishar- 
mony; here I could not refrain from saying to our pastor 
Oberholtzer of Columbus, we saw the fire begin to fly; be- 
cause one preacher in that city had been successful in get- 
ting a lot of people from other denominations in a sort of 

people's church. It seemed to set hard on some partisans 
of these older groups that some one had been able to get 
their members to go into the very sort of thing they seemed 
to be working for, among us all. In other words, as long as 
they could put themselves on a par with us whose gospel 
is so much fuller and therefore so much the more limiting 
us and keeping us small, it was fine; but when one took 
some members out of theirs and gave such a still mder 
l^erth, they had a whole hour to try to find out who they 
are now, and where they gave their missionaiy money, and 
-ivho ordained their preachers, and -svhere they got their 
pastors and' what not'? It was all very funny to one who had 
k oked in on the whole performance as we had. In this ser- 
vice, our own Dr Bell was one of the scheduled speakers and 
needless to say took good care of himself and fearlessly told 
them that a. church could be one of the largest in his city 
and still stick to the old-time rejligion and the whole gospel 

But it was a great meeting, and I covet for the Brethren 
pastors another year, that they shall all be there for the 
inspiration, enlargement of vision and opportunity to study 
methods and harmonize themselves with big things in the 
measure of gospel pi-ivilege. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Womanhood's Challenge to the Manhood of the Church 

By Mrs. U. J. Shively 

Organized womanhood in the Brethren church is repre- 
sented by the Woman's Missionaiy Society and the Sister 
hood of Mary and Martha. There are no such organizations 
for men and boys. True, there are organized Sunday school 
classes, Init no united organization like our W. M. S. and 
S. M. M. 

The National W. M. S. for many years have put their 
stamp of approval on! the education of our youth liy -wholly 
supporting the Theological Chair at Ashland College. They 
are positive of one fact: the Brethren church must educate 
her own preachers, missionaries, leaders, teachei's, and lay- 
men. No other denomination will do it. We are glad t(. 
know the National Sunday School Association is assisting 
the Chair of religious edlication. 

The W. M. S. have always been interested in the exten- 
sion of Christ's kingdom and many mission churches have 
been helped until they have become self-supporting. Other 
churches have been started by the local W. M. S. 

A dozen or 15 years ago the Mission Study Class was 
urged by our far seeing national officers and our women 
are getting that world-wide vision which comes only from 
the knowledge of conditions. Of course not all our member;- 
have availed themselves of the privilege, but those who have 
carefully followed the course of study are generally in 
formed of both home and foreign affairs and Avhat is being- 
done to meet the need. Oiir Home and Foreign Mission 
offerings are increasing. Why? I believe the increased mis- 
sionary offerings is partly the result of mission study. 

The W. M. S. and S. M. M. do not want a monopoly on 
missionaiy infoiTnation, but -i\-here is the organization for 
men and boys? In a few churches the mission school is 
carried on for all ages but the majority of our men and boys 
and many of our women too, are missing the very informa- 
tion which challenges them to life service for tlie Master. 
We have always had a feeling of regret for the manhood of 
the church who have not the advantage of an organization 
like our beloved W. M. S. and S. M. M. and for the women 
who have not availed themselves of the opportunity of ser- 
vice through this channel. 

The African Hospital Fund is a direct result of the 
study of such books as "Minister of Mercy" and "An 
African Trail." 

In union there is strength, so when 1,000 or 2,000 women 

pledge themselves to pray daily at certain hours for the 
advancement of God's kingdom: for the men and women in 
our various fields of labor, for the consecration of mother- 
hood, etc., something is bound to happen. PRAYER RE. 
LEASES POWER. The lives of these women mil become 
stronger and God can use them as channels through which 
his power can be and -will be released. Make us channels 
of blessing, we pray. 

Where can the manhood of our church get this united 
impetus '? 

The W. M. S. has just launched a new enterprise — A 
Tithers' League. And what will this mean? Just this, that 
every mail, woman and child who joins this league has given 
(Tod his rightful place in their lives. GOD FIRST. In our 
dealings -with man, we may have possessions and say, This 
is yours and that is mine. But A\dth God, all is his and we 
are borrowers, renters, stewards, and a tithe]- recognizes this 
fact. No doubt in every church there are tithers, in some 
churches many, but the majority of Christians are not. The 
result of the campaign of reading of tithing literature as 
was launched by our W. M. S. during Januaiy will be wide 
spread and felt in all departments of the church. There Avill 
bo more consecrated womanhood and manhood, the spiritual 
life of individuaLs will be quickened and deepened and this 
Mall be felt in the church and community. When we bring 
not a part but "the whole tithe into the storehouse, then we 
can expect God to open the windows of heaven and pour out 
blessings and there shall not be room enough to receive it. 

But why do we speak of the different branches of the 
W. I\L S.? Surely not to boast of what has been accom- 
plished, but to show what can be done by united effort. God 
has used consecrated, organized womanhood in his sendee 
ai home and over seas, and as long as we follow his leadings 
he -will use us. 

AVhat about the manhood and boyhood of the church? 
the clergy have their ministerial association, but what about 
the laym'an? Would they had the opportunity for united 
effort and the desire for service such as has come through 
the organization of the womanhood of the church, the Wom- 
an's Missionary Society and the Sisterhood' of Mary and 

Nappanee, Indiana. 



FEBRUARY 18, 1925 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

By L. G. Wood 

{Being a. Series of Lectures Deti-vered at the Pennsylvania District Conference, Johnstotvn, Oct. t3-t7, 1924. 

Published in Parts. Pari IV) 

IV. The relation of the Spirit to indiAddual men: The 
idea of Holiness is not so usually associated ^dth the Spirit 
ill the Old Testament. The term "Holy Spirit" occurs but 
three times in it. David prays (Ps. 51:11) : "Take not thy 
Holy Spirit from me." It i.s mainly in reference to Messian- 
ic days that we find this ethical aspect found in the Old 
Testament, which is in perfect harmony with God's law of 
progressive development in the world. We find Ms first 
working upon a chaotic material universe; second, upon 
society ; and third, upon the individual character. His work 
upon the material universe makes it a fit dwelling-place for 
man. His work upon society makes man fit to dwell in the 
universe, and his work upon the individual character makes fit for a righteous and holy fellowship with similar 
characters. Thus it must be understood that the po^vor of 
the Holy Spirit pervades the entire universe, from the da-wn 
of creation until he is realized in the fullness of Hs Deity. 
in the eternal day. We are reminded of a striking poem en- 
titled "Darkness." 

"I had a dream wMch was not all a dream; 

The bright sun was extinguished, 

Aiid the stars did wander dark'ning 

Through the eternal space, rayless and' pathless ; 

And the icy earth swung' blind and black 'ning. 

Morn came and went and came again, 

Through the moonless air. 

And brought no day. 

All was darkness and desolation." 

Over such a terrible scene of darkness and confusion 
did the Holy Spirit MOVE in tliat first great week of begin- 
nings. But, over a scene of yet more terrible darluiess does 
he move in this .second week of creation, when he conde- 
scends to the lowest depths of the valley of sin, and the dark 
abyss of corruption and deceit, to "create in me a clean 
heart, and renew a right spirit ^nthin me." 

The Bible's analysis of man's natural state after de- 
praved by sin is a dark picture indeed: "The heart is deceit- 
ful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know 
it?" (Jer. 17:9). "Thy feet sunk in the mire" (Jer. 38:22). 
"But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full 
of deadly poison" (Jas. 3:8). 

Paul certainly describes the worst condition, in the fol- 
io wmg tenns: "Who changed the truth of God into. a lie, 
. . . worshipped the creature more than the Creator, . . 
Being filled -with all unrighteousness, fornication, wicked- 
ness, . . . full of envy, murderj debate, deceit. . . . haters of 
God, despiteful, proTid, boasters, inventors of evil things." 
(Eom. 1 :24-32) . From the blackness of this darkness may 
we appreciate the purpose of the Holy Spirit in making man 
a new creature. "You hath he quickened who were dead 
ill tresspasses and sins" (Eph. 2:1). "Knomng this, that 
our old man is crucified with him that tlie body of sin might 
be destroyed" (Rom. 6:6). These and many like passages of 
Scripture convince us that the Holy Spirit alone can bring in 

And in this, he does a far greater piece of creative work, 
than when he brought order out of the original chaos, in 
the creation of the material world. 

According to his power, Jesus Christ is declared to be 
the Son of God: "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, 
which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, 
and declared to be the Son of God -with P0"V\T3R, accordina,' 
to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrectoin from the dead 

(Rom. 1 :4) . When we step into the audience room of the 
King, the Holy Spirit gives us a glimpse of the glory of the 
Iving from the standpoint of Matthew, Mark, Luke and 
John and as we enter the Acts of the Apostles we behold the 
Holy Spirit, as never before, engaged in his Office Avork in 
the foiiaatioii of the infant church. The Acts of thei Apos- 
tles, is, in a very .special sense, the book of the POWER of 
the Holy Spirit. For the Apostles could act only as they 
were endued with the Power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, 
Christ commanded them to wait for this power. 

From the day of Pentecost until the present, first one 
great problem then another has been thrust upon the church 
for solution. At times she has grappled with some of her 
problems for many years, before final settlement was made ; 
but even this has laeen a source of the church's strength; for 
she has sought and found the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 
And the greatest churchmen of the present are in wisdom 
saying: "The greatest need of the church today is a renewal 
of her dependence upon the Leadership of the Holy Spirit." 

It is both interesting and significant, that the first great 
question to disturb the peace of the church, this side of the 
Apostles, was the denial of the Deity of Christ, thus separat- 
ing the Persons of the Trinity. And there are some today 
"who are trying to revive that old problem, even outside of 
the Unitarian faith. But as the Holy Spirit ministered to 
Christ in his wilderness experience, so also did he lead the 
church out of its "dark day" and so also mil he lead the 
church out of her modem wilderness of human speculation 
and unbelief A church may put on great programs, and 
have strings of people going to her serAaces, and yet be in 
the throws of spiritual death. "For it is not by might nor 
by power, but by my Spirit saitli the Lord of Hosts" (Zech. 
4 :6) . The function of the Holy Spirit is unique, he will not 
do Christ's work; he makes no offering for sin, but he ener- 
gizes the offering that Christ has already made. He uses 
the Word of God as his instrument: "And take the helmet 
of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word 
of God'-' (Eph, 6:17), He is the author of all that is super- 
natural in the Bible as well as in Christian experience. By 
his energy the Gospel of Christ is made "the power of Gfod 
unto salvation to every one that believeth" (Rom. 1 :16). 

Your humble seiwant once thought that a few men and 
Avomen, because of their very loud and radical profession, 
had a monopoly on the Holy Spirit, but now I think that the 
Holy Spirit has a monopoly on a few men and women, and 
that many that make .such loud professions are profligates. 
He must be possessed of the messenger as well as revealed 
in the message, in order to occupy his rightful place in 
human life. 

He accomplishes his work through the revelation of 
Christ; he reveals Christ, NOT himself, "for he shall not 
speak of himself ... He shall glorify me : for his shall receive 
of mine, and shall shew it unto you" (John 16:13-14). He is 
the representative personality of the Trinity for this Gospel 
age-disijensation. And his presence should be taken for 
granted, independent of the miraculous, upon the words of 
Christ by those who read the Bible with intelligent faith. 
"Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the age" 
(Matt. 28:20). How much of his work are we conscious of? 
"Lo these are parts of his way; but how little a portion is 
heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can under- 
stand?" (Text). A fact is one thing and a man being con- 
scious of that fact, is quite another thing. We so often rob 
him of his personality by referring to him as "providence 
of God," "good luck," etc. While in reality he is the un- 
seen Emperor of the invisible, eternal Kingdom of Christ in 

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this Gospel age. He is the mighty undercurrent, adjusting 
the circumstances, in the affairs of men and nations. There 
are, for the Christian, threes great auxiliaries for the direct- 
ing, keeping power of the Holy Spirit. The first is prayer: 
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto 
your children : how much more shall your heavenly Father 
give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Mm?" (Luke 11:13) 
The second is meditatiion : "Search the Scriptures; for in 
theln. ye think ye have eternal life" (John 5:39). The third 
is trial: "It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that 
1 might learn thy .statutes" (Ps. 119:71). It is in this way, 
indeed, that "All things work together for good to them 
that love God" (Rom. 8:28). Since Pentecost life has groA\ai 
complex and the contacts of Church people have multiplied 
many fold. Christians have become familiar -v^dth the fonns 
of worldly power, and accustomed to the use of them, there- 
fore it is not easy to recognize spiritual resources and effi- 
ciency 0^ strictly spiritual means. But no other attempt to 
give the church its true place in the hearts of the people, or 

extend its message of salvation can succeed without this 
quickened spiritual consciousness. 

In no other way can agencies, programs, campaigns and 
movements come to their o-woi. Just now, amid the shaking 
of world powers, and the unrestfulness of man, politically, 
commercially, socially and religiously ; IT IS IMPERATIVE 
The membership of the church must come to know that spir- 
ituality is not an uncanny distortion, or an abatement of 
manliness, and that the Holy Spirit does not make men 
angels, nor take them oixt of the world at once, but that HE 
gives them a larger life inj a completer universe by impart 
ing a heavenly citizenship. 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

(To be continued.) 

Our Golden Jubilee 

By President Edwin E. Jacobs 

Ashland College was founded in the year 1878, hence 
our Golden Jubilee will fall in the year 1928, — less than 
three years away. Half a century of achievement, of hopes 
fulfilled, of hopes still deferred! 

I need not review the liistory of the College for this 
period of time. My readers are already well acquainted 
with its past but I want to speak of the! present and future. 

Viewed from erevy angle, Ashland College right now 
is the most promising college in the state of Ohio, outside 
of the Association of Ohio Colleges, and I am constrained to 
believe, better than some which are now members of that 
association. After twenty years of close association with 
Ashland, I may be permitted to make this rather extravagant 
claim. That's what I think of Ashland College now. 

I want this paragraph to stand alone so as to emphasize 
this fact that there is not today in all the state, a college 
that has more excellent points than Ashland, considering its 
limited financial resources. 

If any rich and consecrated man would want to assist 
a college and is looking for one that is well on the way, I 
dare say that there is not one in the country that would 
offer better opportunity than .\shland. It ^vould not be a 
losing venture. And what would be true for him, would be 
true for the church which OWNS AND CONTROLS IT. 

This present semester, Avhich opened last week gives 
promise of being' the best in every way which Ashland Col 
lege has ever had. The enrollment, not counting the Sat- 
urday courses, right now is 263 ; Saturday courses, 61 ; spe- 
cial departments, 65; grand total, 389. 

But Ashand is more than mere numbei-s. The besetting 
sins of so many larger colleges are absent here. We refused 
admittance this present semester to several men, some of 
whom could not furnish proper testimonial as to charactei'. 
We are not perfect, but our standards are high. One reason 
why we have the best athletic teams in the state of Oliio, 
considering the niimber of men we have to draw from, is the 
type of manhood which we insist upon. 

Right now at the Chapel hour we have a Faculty mem- 
ber to assign seats so. that all can be seated. That is how 
full the Chapel is and if we had 25 more, as we surely Mall 
next year, what we will do with them, I do not know. 

More than this the Claapel is a half hour of religious 
inspiration. Pep meetings are few and far bet-ween. 
Chapel is religious. 

But scholarship must not be overlooked. The following 
graduate universities are represented on our teaching staff, 
not only by men who have studied with them, but who are 
graduates holding Masters degrees; Clark, Lehigh, Prince- 

ton, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Chicago, Ohio State, Michigan, and 
Northwestern. Moreover, three Ph. D's are in preparation. 

Now, what is the city of Ashland and the Brethren 
church going to do in order to standardize this half-century 
old college ? Wait fifty years more ? Has it not about out- 
grown its .sivaddling clothes? It is too small to go forward' 
a,s it ought, and it is too big to back up. 

My judgment is that General Conference and every in- 
terest of the church should make this THE one item for 
consideration for the next two yeare. Local programs should 
not be put foi-ward or national ones launched or considered 
apart from this situation. It is vital, pressing, but promis- 
ing The Brethren church has its biggest investment right 
here. And what is said herein, includes and does not slight 
,at all, evciy interest of the College, viz., the Seminary, Arts 
and Science courses, and everything. All alike must profit 
by for-ward steps. 

Our Golden Jubilee year, 1928? What shall it be? In- 
augui'ate another half centuiy of hope, partial fulfillment 
and failure ? Or will it be the beginning of a standard col- 
lege and an enlarged and spiritually empowered Seminaiy? 
The future of the school is in the hands of its friends, but it 
seems to me that this is a strategic time. Fifty years, and 
then what? 

Ashland, Ohio. 


My church is the place where the Word of God is 
pi'eached, the power of God is felt, the Spirit of God ifi 
manifested, the love of God is revealed. 

It should be the home of my soul, the altar of my devo- 
tion, the hearth of my faith, the center of my affection, and 
the inspiration of my daily life. 

Having united with the church in solemn covenant, I 
A\ill advance its interests by my faithful attendance at its 
services, by studying its holy Scriptures, by observing its 
ordinances, by contributing to its support, by encouraging 
its members and its leaders, and by joining Avith them in all 
good works ! 

By thus honoring and seiwing God I shall share with 
many othei-s the life of the Kingdom of Heaven, — Christian 

There are lights that never go out, but they are kindled 
l3y heavenly fires. 

In the long i-un it pays to make friends rather than 



FEBRUARY 18, 1925 


A Fatal Refusal 

By Freeman Ankrum 

TEXT: "And ye would not."— Matthew 23-37. 

Just a short time previous to the expressing of the words stories of its ancient history, 
as recorded in this entire thirty-seventh verse, Jesus had 
entered Jerusalem, and' in so doing received tlie homage of 
a King. They cried out, "Hosanna in the highest," and yet 
this was the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee. This 
is commonly called the Triumphant Entry, but it was 
triumphant only while he was enteiang. "Wlien action com- 
menced the people's attitude changed. Jesus, looking 
around, saw on every side evidences of corniption, oppres- 
sion and formalism. Religion had become a mockery and a 
back-breaking load, and where there should have been fruit, 
as would be expected from the religious display put forth. 
Jerusalem was instead like the 
fig tree that stood with the 
promise of fruitage but offer- ! 
ed only to the hungry, needy | 
wayfarer, a pretensive decep ■ | 
tion. Jesus condemned them | 
with bitter words, and in or- 
der to escape his onslaughts 
they plotted how they might 
make away ^\'till this "agita- 
tor." Perhaps the same con- 
denmation is needed today 
when fine looldng church 
l)uildings are filled with well- 
dressed congregations, and 
■when the hungry hearted 
seeker after a pez'sonal Christ 
comes in, they have nothing to 
offer to heal the sinsick soul. 
The heart of Jesus must have 
burned with righteous indig- 
nation as he sat in the temple 
that day, a -ndtness to the re- 
sounding emptiness of the re- 
ligion of those who should 
have been the true religioiis 
leaders of the M'orld. Surely 
there arose in him an overflov, 
ing love for the city which was 
the center of his people, yet 
cursed with sin, •s^'hen he said : i 
"0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, | 
thou that killest the prophets. ! 
and stoneth them that are I 
sent unto thee, hoAV often | 
would I have gathered thy | 
children together, even as a .•.. 


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THE PURE IN HEART— Mark 7:20-23. 

Pray that nothing may enter into your heart that will 
defile it, but that you may be kept pure by the indwell- 
ing Christ. 


THE LIGHT OF LIFE— John 10:7-11. 

Pray that your life may be more abundant. 

MID-WEEK SERVICE— Use "Our Devotional" fov 
your meditation. If impossible to attend the church 
prayer meeting, invite friends to join in a prayer service 
in your home, asking one to read the Scripture, another 
the "Meditation," and .several to pray. Sing portions 
of some familiar hymns. 


AS A MAN THINKET'H— Phil. 4:4-9. 

Pray that your thoughts may always be of the true 
and the lovely. 


APPEARAKCE6' OF EVII^l TTies. 5:21-24. 

Pray that yon may abstain not merely from that which 
is defiling and sinful, but that you may vrillingly avoid 
the very appearance of evil. 



Pray that your life may be emptied of all that is un- 
worthy and that you may be filled with the spirit of 


tihan your usual time in devotions. Use the sermon as 
the basis of your meditations. If you cannot attend 
public worship, invite friends to join you in worship in 
your home. Have one to read the iScripture, another to 
offer prayer and another to read the sermon. Have the 
young people lead the singing. — Gr. S. B. 

Jesus knew beyond a doubt that Jerusalem was the 

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had expected so much of the 

city, had drawn from his heart 

this lamentation. He knew 

that before many days should 

elapse, he would be looking 

down from Golgotha's rugged 

summit upon a city that had 

spumed and was murdering 


The coldness and hard 
hearts of the people pained 
him deeply and wnth his dis- 
ciples he must have sorrow- 
fully left the temple to return 
to a favored spot upon the 
Moimt of Olives. When the 
Temple building, looming up 
in the splendor and beauty of 
its architecture, was men- 
tioned to him by his disciples, 
the great stones evenly laid 
one upon another, he said un- 
to them, "Verily, verily, there 
shall not be left one stone 
upon another, that shall not 
be thrown doi^Ti." Histoiy 
records that this prediction of 
the Temple's destruction was 
literally fulfilled, and the 
wliole building was laid even 
to the ground. 

Jerusalem that had housed 
the kings of earth, a city 
filled vnth royal pageants, 
.splendid in richness and col- 
or; Jerusalem loved, kno^^ai 
and hated in turn, Avhat a 

hen gatheretli her chickens 
under her wings, and ye would not." 

Jesus evidently had a love for Jerusalem born of the 
early days of liis boyhood. His ^-isit there when he was 
twelve must have filled him with wonder and admiration 
■when he was permitted to sit with thj leaders of Jeinisalem 
and Israel. Likely as a man he watched the city from the 
Mount of Olives and was thrilled at the splendid picture 
that must have fallen upon his vision. As he would cross 
the slope there would burst upon his view in all its splen- 
dor, the city with the temple and its Roman fort. Jerusalem 
had become to him during his boyhood and youth the great- 
est and most loved city and through his parents' obedience 
to the demands of their religion he was doubtless favored 
with many a cMldhood visit. Likely dui*ing th'r.-journeys 
home his parents would talk to him of the important place 
the city held, and in so doing enriched his mind -svith many 

heaped-up measure of sorrow 
you have brought to yourself! Why? Because you have 
refused to accept the real King. Repentance is lacking. 
You welcomed him with your lips and killed him with your 
hands. The lips that cried out. Hosanna, in a fay days 
Plied out Crucify. You who trusted in your strength, you 
^\'ho put away the only one who could protect you under 
the shadow of his wings from the hawks of many nations 
liovering at your door, you did not like his message that 
called for change of action, so you killed him rather than 
change your ways. You arrested him without indictment; 
you accused him -^vithout evidence ; and you condemned him 
■\\dthout a verdict of guiltj^ or not guilty. You thought him 
too good to be slain, so you scourged him and then slew 
him. None of you who demanded his death or saw him die. 
could say what evil he had done. He who called to you 
from the Temple, the street corners, the hill tops, the sea 

FEBRUARY 18, 1125 



side, and the mountain tops, offered' you protection, and ye 
would not. 

Little did you think that day when you stood there on 
Calvary's summit, his flesh quivering in pain and agony, 
and listening to his heartbroken utterances that a little while 
and the great walls of the Temple and of the city would be 
falling in confusion. You woidd be fleeing to escape the 
sword mth the sky filled -with smoke by day and fire by 
night! The cries of those falling victtois to the swords of 
the legions of Titus, rmging in the ears of those who were 
fortunate enough to escape ! Perhaps there were among 
you some old gray heads who had been in the Temple that 
day, seeing and hearing the Son of Man when with a heart 
filled with sorrow he lamented over the city as a mother over 
a wayward child. He ofliered you protection, honor and 
glory, and ye would not. Perhaps as panting and dragging 
your feet you seek to escape the minions of the Roman Em- 
pire you call out for a forgiveness that was altogether too 
late. Once too often you plotted against him, -who would 
have saved you. You who had a choice of life or deatii, 
chose death. You could have chosen safety in your own 
home, but you chose to flee from the sword of the perse- 
cutor. You who could have been under his wings safely 
abiding, are fleeing empty haiided, homeless in the darkness 
of the night. When you were no longer able to flee, but 
looping against hope, fell in the way and struggled to the 
side of the road to roll in some gully, how the words of 
Jesus spoken in the Temple that day must have burned 
within your mind! The hurrymg footfalls of some soldier 
approaches, you are discovered, there is the flash of a sM'ord 
— a thud — a gasp; ye could have chosen life and ye wov^ld 

The fate of Jerusalem has been the fate of many natioix-^. 
Babylon, at one time so great, perished because she forgot 
the things of God. Rome, that offered a citizenship more 
valuable than a kingship, passed aAvay from her power and 

The warning to Jerusalem as given in that day by the 
tired and discouraged Master is a warning to individuals 
and nations of today. Who can deny but what the same 
lamentation made some rdneteen hundred years ago over 
Jerasalem, could be made today over our fair land? 
America, America, the Land of the Free, you have filled 
the cities with Christless churches, you have taken my pre- 
cious word and substituted man's thoughts and experiences, 
you have blotted out the blood of the old cross, and, rele- 
gating it to the rear, have oifered a substitutionary meas- 
ure. You have filled my church with display and formalism , 
you criticise and banish those who preach the old blood-red 

Surely, America is the land of opportunity and entitled 
to the favors of the same Jesus who wept over Jerusalem. 
He did not bring destruction upon Jerusalem, they brought 
it themselves. He will not bring it upon America ; if it 
comes she must bring it. We have seen his woi-d proven 
over and over again. The centuries have not detracted' 
from it or weakened it, while man's opinions change with 
the end of the day, the words of Jesus are underscored with 
the passing of the years. 

He stands today in manj- pulpits, by the wayside, in 
busy sti'eets, where press the crowded throngs of life, offer- 
ing to indi^adual and nation protection under his healing 
^•ings. If ■we choose the Avrong. we may some daj^ look into 
liis thorn-marked face and hear him say, I offered you life, 
iuid ve would not. 

Oak Hill, West Virainia. 


There is need of a clear .imderstanding of what conse- 
o'ation means. It is not an indulgence in pious yearnings 
and smug phrases. It is the willingness to face fact squarely, 
to deny one's self in behalf of others, to give,' to work with 
all one's heart and soul, that God's kingdom .may come upon 
earth. — Herald and Presbyter, 


The Lord Working with Them 

By Mrs. Joyce Kanauer Saylor 


And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the 
Lord ^vorking with them, and confirming the word by the 
signs that followed (Mark 16 :20) . Lo, I am with you alway, 
even luito the end of the world (Matt. 28 :20) . Where two or 
three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the 
midst of them (Matt. 18:20). The spirit of the Lord shal! 
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the 
spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of 
the fear of the Lord (Isa. 11:2). By me kings reign and 
princes* decree justice (Prov. 8:15). I will raise them up a 
prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and Avill 
put my words in his mouth (Deut. 18:18). The Lord God 
hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know 
how to speak a word in season to him that is weary (Isa. 
50:4). The spirit of the Lord GodI is upon me (Isa. 61 :T). 
In all their affliction he was afflicted and the angel of his 
presence saved them; in his love and his city he redeemed 
them; and he bare them and carried them all the days of 
old (Isa. 63:9). I pray . . . for them which thou hast given 
me: for they are mine (John 17:9). But 1 have prayed for 
tliee that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted 
strengthen thy brethren (Luke 22:32). 


AVe will take as the key verse of our nLcditation the 
words of Mark "And they went forth, and preached every- 
where, the Lord working with them." This immediately 
follows our Lord's ascension into heaven and the verses that 
precede contain the great commission to his disciples, the 
"Go ye, preach my gospel to all nations, baptize believei'S, 
in my name cast out devils, and heal the sick." And they 
■i\ ent forth preaching, baptizing, healing, the Lord working 
with them. 

It is a wonderful thing to live so close to the Master 
and doing so perfectly his will, that he can and will work 
with us. Too often we become so absorbed in worldly in- 
terests that we give the Lord no opportunity to work with 
us. We find no time to spend in the Lord's; fi.eld of labor. 

However if we live close to him we have the blessed as 
surance that he will ever strengthen and sustain us. Why 
should we hesitate to go forth in his work, even though Ave 
realize our weakness, knowing full well that it is the Lord 
working through us. 

It is well that we do realize our weakness and recognize 
the fact that, though we may accomplish much, it is the 
Lord' working through us and that of ourselves we could do 
nothing . . . Today we hear so much about the "Self-made 
man" and he is lauded by his countrymen, perhaps justly 
so, iDut the term seems a misnomer. How can one be self- 
made when the Ijord had such a big part, in shaping our 

Not only is he working with \is but he is praying, inter- 
coding for us. He acts as our mediator and' this thought 
should bring us additional courage and strength. How great 
fhonld be our gratitude to such a friend, who is ever near 
and never fails to assist us no matter how great the task. 


Dear Fathei' in Heaven, we lift our voices to thee in 
gratitude, thanking thee for thy presence with us, for the 
strength and comfort thou dost, in thy great mercy, bestow 
upon us. Dear Lord, we pray that we may be worthy to 
work with and for thee. Wilt thou cleanse our hearts of 
their sinfulness that we may go forth, as thj' disciples of 
old. doing good and bringing the lost into thy fold. May 
all that we do be to thy honor and Glory, dear Father. Amen. 

Warsaw, Indiana.. 

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FEBRUARY 18, 1925 


offebhtg to 




Atfiland. Ohio 

Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 
Christ Before Pilate 

Devotional Reading^ — ^Isa. 53:1-6. 

Lesson Passage — Matt. 27:11-31. 

Reference Material — Matt. 26.57 to 27:10; 
Mark 14:53 to 15:20; Luke 22:50 to 23:25; 
John 18:12 to 19:16. 

Golden Text — He was wounded for our 
transgressions, he was bruised for our in- 
quities. Isaiah 53:5. 

(EDITOR'S NOTE— For some unknown 
reason we failed to receive Brother Board- 
man 's notes this week and so we have com- 
piled! the following, regretting that our read- 
ers will be denied Brother Boardman's illu- 
minating suggestions.) 

Lesson Nuggets 

Christ before Pilate I the King a prisoner; 
the slave on the throne! Pilate was slave to 
his fears, his ambitions, his intrigues;, slave 
to the populace. Jesus feared nothing. The 
man who has faced the worst and made his 
decision is already victor (Verse 11). 

There is no bitterness like that of saints 
in religious controversy. Why? (Verse 12). 

Christ's trial was evidently a frame-up. 
From that day to this law has been used by 
the unscrupulous as a tool for unlawful pur- 
poses (Verse 13). 

There is a "time to keep silence aud a 
time to speak" (Eccl. 3:7). Jesus had spoken 
■nhen words were needed; now t'hcy would be 
^vorse than thrown away (Verse 14). 

' ' Assailed by slander and the tongue of 
strife his only answer was a blameless life" 
(Verse 14). ■> 

Being a prisoner does not always make a 
man unpopular; sometimes it makes him a 
martyr (Verse 16). 

Life says to us at e^eiy point of decision, 
"Whom will ye that I release unto you?" — 
flesh or spirit? Barnabas or Christ? (Verse 

"Jealousy is cruel as the grave." Its de- 
cisions cannot be altered (Verse 18). 

TTie "Voice of the people" may be the 
"voice of 'God," but the voice of a mob is 
likely to be the voice of demagogues inspired 
by the father of lies (Verse. 20). 

Pilate questions, appeals, evades, protests. 
The only definite, clear-cut statement he de- 
livers to posterity is: "I iind no fault in 
him" (Luke 23:4). (Verse 23). 

"Fools rush in where angels fear to 
tread" The unthinking mob assumes a re- 
sponsibility before which the governor quails 
(Verse 25). 

Twelve hours — not more-^between arrest 
and execution! ISpeedy injustice may be more 
unfair than tardy justice. Some deeds could 
never have been done except in moments of 
insanity (Verse 26). 

— Sunday' School Journal. 

The tTEavoidable Question 

For each of us this is the question of ques- 

{Lesson for March /) 

tions — what shall I do with Jesus who is 
called Christ? Shall I reject him and live pre- 
cisely as if I had never heard his name? Or 
shall I accept him as the Lord from heaven in 
human nature, trust him as my Savior, and 
obey him as my King? I must do one or the 
other; and yet how many are seeking, like 
Filate, to evade the question? — M. M. Taylor. 

.Triumphant Death 

Recall in what spirit Christ himself ap- 
proached the cross. You will remember two 
things: first, that Christ spoke of the cross 
very early in his ministry, and second, that 
he always spoke of it as something prede- 
termined. Did he not distinctly declare that 
he laid down his life, but that no man took 
it from him: and do we not find at every 
point of the unfolding tragedy the reiteration 
of the p'hrase so constantly associated with 
the incident of his infancy — ''that it might 
he fulfilled"? 

When once we grasp this truth the sense 
of the merely tragic in Calvary is lost in the 
sen,se of the purely triumphant. We see the 
various actors in the drama — Caiaphus, Herod, 
Pilate — all falling into line as at some mys- 
tic signal; each doing something that had to 
be done each doing something dictated by 
the grossness of his nature, and thus some- 
thing for which he is answerable: but also 
doing something that was an unconscious ful- 
filment of a program; and Jesus himself 
passing through all these scenes with the 
sublime steadfastness of one who knows thav 
thus it must be. This is the joy of the cross. 
.Tesus has not lost his way. He moved steadily 
to his goal. He is no victim of accident — at 
everj' step something was done which was 
long predicted, something that the will of Goi! 
made necessary and inevitable. — Dr. W. J. 

A Sunday School in Brazil Directing 
Nine Others 

In order to duly appreciate the Sunday 
school movement in Brazil it is necessary to 
bear iu mind that this constructive religious 
work is being developed over against a back- 
ground of Latin Roman Catholicism, of illit- 
eracy amounting to probably 85 per cent in 
the population, of a strong native evangelical 
church almost freed from missionary control, 
and of a vastness of territorj' nearly equal 
to all Europe, which makes travel and com- 
munication difficult between distant centers. 
These four elements all affect very definitely 
the problems nature and methods of our 

In Brazil, the Sunday school is for the 
whole church, men, women, young people, and 
children, and it is more and more coming to 
be considered as the church engaged in the 
study of God 's Word. It is also being increas- 

ingly looked upon as the church's greatest 
agency for evangelizing the whole country. 

Rev. Herbert S. Harris of the World's Sun- 
day School Association recently said: "I at- 
tended in Sao Paulo, the inauguration of the 
ninth branch Sunlay school opened by one of 
the leading city churches. In a small town 
in the State of Minis Geraes, a country-seat 
of a large district the only church existing 
there has a definite policy of evangelizing 
the entire district through the Sunday school. 
It has eight branch schools scattered over 
leagues of territory to which the young men 
helpers go out on Sunday mornings, usually 
jU horseback, each one riding from one to 
several hours a Sunday to care for this im- 
portant work. We are seeking to feature and 
promote this type of work wherever possible, 
but find in Bi-azil, as everywhere, that the 
great need is the preparation of more and 
better trained teachers. 

' ' We seek to promote all usual methods of 
training, and we have a good beginning in 
the way of literature using an adaptation of 
Oliver's "Preparation for Teaching" as the 
basis — also the "Teacher Training Manual" 
of the Baptist church supplemented with half 
a dozen other good books on the respective 
subjects. ' ' 

White Gift Offering — Third Report 

Total reported, January 20 $2,839.42 

Meyersdale, Pa., 105.00 

Berlin, Pa., 72.26 

Waynesboro, Pa., 24.37 

Warsaw, Ind., 15.83 

Mrs. Anna Leedy, 1.00 

C. H. Flory 5.00 

Roann, Ind., 23.00 

■T. S. G. Spickerman, , 6.00 

Denver, Ind., 6.67 

Philadelphia.—Third Church 1.5.25 

Lanark, 111., 75.00 

Highland, Pa 25.00 

Manteca, Calif., 29.93 

Columbus, Ohio 10.00 

New Lebanon, Ohio, 46.85 

New Lebanon, S. M. M., 5.00 

Maple Grove, Eaton, Ind . 7.22 

Leon, Iowa 13.7.1 

Washington, D. C, S. S. and W. 

M. S., 20.00 

Glenf ord, Ohio 12.52 

Yellow Creek, Pa., 4.00 

Limestone, Tenn., 35.00 

Hudson, Iowa, 25.15 

Los Angeles. Oal., First Church, . . . 35.00 

Trinity, Va., 5.25 

Morrill, Kansas, 64.65 

•Tohnstown, Pa., Third Church 13.45 

Total $3,541.53; 

We are not so far from the amount which 
was appropriated, but that we can reach it. 
and I feel sure we shall. Remember we must 
have $4,000.00 to meet that goal. S'end in 
your offerings. Faithfully Your Brother, 

FEBRUARY 11, 1925 


PAGE 11 

3. A. OABHEB, PresUtent 

Hennan Eoontz, Associate 

AsbUnd, Oblo. 

Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in The Angelus by Fred C. Vanator.) 


General Secretary 

Canton, OMo 

The Time to Begin the Devotional Life 

By Marguerite Rau 

There should be no argument about the 
time to begin the devotional life; there is no 
time like the Junnor age. It is then that 
the child 's mind is quick to learn, and it is 
then that the mind holds what i-t grasps. 
What a Junior child learns, it never forgets. 
As one grows older he or she does not remem- 
ber what has been recently learned as well as 
what was learned during the Junior age. The 
things that were learned during these tender 
years, though forgotten for a time, may eas- 
ily be brought to mind and made useful. In 
fact none of the things are entirely lost that 
are put into the mind during these years. 
This is the time then to impress upon them the 
importance of worshipping God. 

Children are especially apt at learning hy 
e.xample during these years. What they see 
others do makes a stronger impression upon 
them than what they are told. It is impor- 
tant therefore that they shall have placed 
before them the example of daily worship. 
This is where parents and the home come in 
for a great responsibility. 

It will be a great help in developing the 
devotional life for children to enter one of 
Christ's training schools of devotion, which is 
the Junior Endeavor society. Here is where 
many a man and woman have gotten the in- 
spiration to worship God and the training 
that enabled them to worship intelligently 
and properly. It is here that children learn 
to read their Bibles, become acquainted with 
their contents and learn to pray and to medi- 
tate on God's truth. Many a Christian ',<! 
greatest handicap is his lack of experience 
in praying and Bible reading, and his lack of 
habit in these lines. He did not get the train 
ing in his early life; he failed to come .in 
touch wtih a Junior Endeavor which would 
have trained him in his devotional life. 

It is possible during these tender j'ears to 
learn "what a friend we have in Jesus in 
such a wa;^ that Christ will become increasing- 
ly precious as the days go by and to recog- 
nize his presence in everything in life. 
'" What a friend we have in Jesus', 

Softly sang a little child, 
Roaming o 'er the fields and meadow.-:, 

Mid the blossoms sweet and wild.' 

If every child could only learn ' ' What a 
friend we have in Jesus' and begin the devo- 
tional life during the Junior age, we would 
have far better men and women, and thos» 
"'ho learn Christ then would be able to go on 
growing in the Christian life. Let us remem- 
her the importance of the Scripture that em- 
phasizes the applying of the heart unto in- 
struction and the ears to wordg of knowledge, 
I think these words apply especially well to 
the Junior. There is no better time to turn 
the heart to devotions, and to be instructed 
in the knowledge and wisdom of God than 
the time when the Junior society has hold of 
the child. 

The Junior age is the time to begin inspir- 
ing the heart with the desire to do big things 
for God and to train it in doing his will. The 
child should be impressed at the very outset 
that the doing of God's will is big business. 
Bmld up the young life in the habit of 
prayer and in the desire) to do that which is 
pleasing in his sight, and that it is important 
to lay aside every weight and the sin that 
doth so easily beset us,' — if this is done while 
young, it wiU be easy to continue it when 
grown into adult life. The key to a happy, 
fruitful Christian life is complete surrender of 
self while young. Those who do so and are 
wise and faithful, will shine as the brightness 
of the firmament and as the stajs because 
they shall turn many to righteousness. 


By Ida G. Weaver 

( Topic for March I) 

Following Jesus on the Lord's 
Day. Luke 4:16; 13:10-7 

Isu 't it strange that we should rest the very 
first day of each week? S'ome people like to 
tliink that Sunday is the last day of the 
week — that it ends all the affairs and busi- 
nesses of the week. In that way they make 
Sunday the climax of a week's strenuous toil. 
However, I like to thini of Sunday or the 
Sabbath as the first day in the week for one 
impoi'tant reason — it gives a spiritual bless- 
sing to all the days which are to follow. But 
you decide this matter for yourselves, boys 
and girls, and see which idea you like best. 

Just why should we have this one day when 
we are to cease from active manual labor J 
What shall we do in place of our daily tasks i 
Perhaps you sometimes think you might as 
well go to school on Sunday as on Wednes- 
day. But should you? Let's see if we can 
answer these questions in a clear manner-. 

After • God had labored to create from a 
mass of unorganized material — a substantial 
sphere — or the world as we call it — he saw 
that everything which he had done was good. 
So he decided that there should be one day 
set aside in which man should praise him for 
his great works — and for his kindness in mak- 
ing our world so beautiful and alluring. 
We were to worship God! And because wo 
believe that onh^ a just and gracious God 
could have made the Milky Way, the moon, 
the sun, the beautiful flowers, trees, birds and 
brooks, we cannot help but love him all the 
more, can we? For he made all these things 
just for us to enjoy and appreciate. And 
when we lovo him in that manner we are 
praising God in a very sincere way. 

Next, God wrote many beautiful truths in 
a wonderful book which we are enjoined to 
study on Sunday in our Sunday schools. 
Christian Endeavor societies and in church. 
What book is it — can you tell me? If we 
study that book we learn what to do to be 
pleasing to God, such as being cheerful, tell- 
ing the truth, bringing flowers to our sick 
friends, and best of all — by bringing them to 
love Jesus as you do! That's fine, I am 
sure. And the only way we can learn of these 
beautiful stories is by reading them — is it 
not? So on Sunday, instead of working on 
our arithmetic lessons, our history, or gram- 
mar," we are to read of the noble deeds that 
Jesus performed, as well as many of those of 
his disciples. 

But I don't believe Jesus would want you 
to be as quiet and still as a mouse, never 
■singing or whistling, or even playing. No, for 
•Jesus loved boys and girls, and he knew that 
they must always every day have plenty of 
fresh air and sunshine, plenty of exercise, so 
that they would gTow up into beautiful young 
men and women. So after you have been to 
Sunday school and church, you are at lib- 
erty to read and play as much as you wish. 
And perhaps, more than you now know or 
realize, you will be influencing other boys 
and girls, your playmates, to see the splen- 
did in pure reading and playing. And win 
tlieni over to Jesus and his church. 

Spring is coming in a very few days, and 
soon the crocuses, violets, and spring beauties 
will be peeping their heads through the old 
leaves in the shady nooks of a wood. Can 
you find them? Do you know what you can 
do with them to make someone happy and 
bright? Can you surprise your mother and 
daddie, maybe your sick little playmate, or 
someone else you know? I believe you could 
make a ' ' real-f or-sure-enough ' ' fairy story, 
out of it! And we all enjoy reading and lis- 
tening to fairy stories, I am sure. 

Now, I haven't told you to sit in a chair 
on Sunday all day, have I? Neither have I 
forbidden you to play and exercise your 
bodies. No, I haven 't spoken harshly because 
you wish to do all the hundred and one things 
little children like to do because I love you 
and I too like to do just what you do. And 
if we are very wrong in our ideas — I hope 
.Jesus will forgive us as 3'oung folks — and 
help us to see and understand just what we 
should do. 

Can you learn this poem? 
"Whoever gives a child a treat, 
ilakes joybells ring in heaven's street " 

Daily Readings 

M., Feb. 23. Preaching God's Word. 

I,.uke 4:16-21. 
T., Feb. 24. Healing the Sick. Matt. 12:9-13 
W., Feb. 25. With friends. Mark 2:23-28. 
T., Feb. 26. Happy Sabbaths. Isa. 58:13. 
F., Feb. 27. Attending church. Matt. 9:35. 
S., Feb. 28. Beginning a new life. 
Matt. 28:1-6. 
Ashland, Ohio. 

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FEBRUARY 18, 1925 

Send Foreign Mission Ptinda to 


rtnancial Secretary Porelgn Board, 

1330 E. Third St., Long Beach, California. 


Send Home Hissionarj Funds to 


Home ]!IIissionary Secretary, 

1106 American Savings Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 


By Fred 

Again we come to tiie Evangelist readers 
to let you know we are plodding on in the 
work of the Lord in this somewhat isolated 
section of the brotherhood. The term 
"plodding" may be somewhat misleading, 
but it is used advisedly. IThere are some 
words in the book, "Mary Slessor of Cala- 
bar," which fit this field equally well: "The 
years come and go, and the people remain 
the same ; all effort seems in vain . . . They 
went into rapture over the Gospel, prayed 
aloud, clasped their hands, shed tears, and 
then went back to their drinking, sacrificing, 
and quarrelling . . . ' There is not much pro- 
gress to report,' she was accustomed to say, 
'and yet veiy much to thank God for, and to 
lead us to take courage.' She was quite con- 
tent to go on bringing rays of sunshine into 
the dark lives of the people, and securing for 
the children better conditions than their fath- 
ers had. ' After all, ' she would say, ' it comes 
back to this,, Christ sent me to preach the 
Gospel, and he will look after the results." 
And while Brethren here and there may be 
sitting with hands poised over adding ma- 
chine keyboard, looking this way for the 
wherewith, we can only disappoint them with 
the lack of any statistical information bear- 
ing traces of any material tangibility. 

As we have intimated in private corre- 
spondence,, we are ready to declare to the 
brotherhood at large, that "quick returns" 
of any magnitude are impossible, humanly 
speaking, until a generation of children has 
been carefully nurtured and taught, coming 
into leadership in home and church and state. 
It seems the class of folks most easily reached 
is the class more or less transient in their 
habits. Those who were promising members 
four or five years ago are now scattered to 
the four winds. Those remaining number less 
than ten, and all of these, sad to say, are 
not "promising." On the other hand, there 
are a number of old settlers, "rooted to the 
soil," the adults of which families view our 
presence as intrusion and label us as "for- 
eigners," even to the place of coming to 
blows in argumentation among themselves on 
the subject. These are largely "untouch- 
able," they being well satisfied with their 
"foiTU of goldiness." But the children! The 
CHILDEEN"! In only a few rare instances 
Avould it be impossible to reach this younger 
generation, if we would go about it in the 
right way, and nlong with the children of 
settled families we could exert a perma.nrnt 
influence over the young people whose par- 
ents stop here for shorter periods. 

The church building here is larger than 
necessary for the usual services. Sometimes 
the seeming meager attendance is dishearten- 
ing, and yet we know this is the problem 
everywhere. We are living in a God-forgetting 
age. Incidentally, the writer received two 
significant statements in letters from mdely- 


V. Kinzie 

separated sections of the country. Both let- 
ters came on the same mail. One from a uni- 
versity town of Northern Indiana, reads: 
"This town is full of churches, with only a 
handful in regular attendance in each 
church." The other hails from a prosperous 
town in western Colorado: "Do you remember 

what crowds used to come to the old 

church? They now have an immense church, 
and just a handful of people. ' ' 
But we believe our station here is worth 



How Money Talks 


' 'Hold me and I will dry up the 
fountains of synipahty and benevolence 
in your soul, and leave you barren and 

' ' Grasp me tightly, and I will change 
youi eyes that theiy will care to look 
upon nothing that does not contain my 
imagfl and so transform your ears tihat 
my soft metallic ring will sound louder 
to them than the cries of widows and 
orphans, and the wail of perishing mul- 

"Keep me, clutch me. and I will de- 
stroy your sympathy for the race, your 
respect for the right and your love and 
reverence for God, 

"Spend me for self-indulgence and I 
will make your soul fat and indifferent 
to all except your own pleasure. I will 
become your master and yovi will think 
that I only am of importance and power- 

"Give me away for the benefit of 
o'thers, and I will return in streams of 
spiritual revenue to your soul. I will 
bless the one that receives, and the one 
that gives nie. 

"I will supply food for the hungry, 
raiment for the naked, medicine for the 
sick, and send the Gospel to the be- 
nighted. — 

"At the same time, I will secure joy 
and peace for the soul that uses me for 

"If I have made gold my hope, and 
have said to the fine gold, thou art 
my confidence; if I have rejoiced be- 
cause my wealth was great, and because 
my hand had gotten much . . . this also 
were an iniquity" Job 31:24, 25 28. — 
Mlssionai-y Review of the World. 

while; in fact, we know it is. The church has 
a splendid start here, especially so far as 
buildings are concerned. The point is to use 
these buildings to the fullest extent. But 
some additional expense will be necessary for 
this accomplishment. Now, some of you will 
throw down this Evangelist in an impatient 
mood. You think the demands for financial 
support are too fast and furious. I full.y re- 
alize the! calls made for the various funds of 
the church and the \arious special days. The 

call for support is usually a sign of "life," 
the same as a call for food via one's appe- 
tite is a good indication of a healthy phys- 
ique. We are told of a certain short period 
in the existence of the Krypton work when 
weeds and grass and cobwebs ruled. During 
that period of dormancy the station needed 
no finance, but now in the effort at revivi- 
fication sustenance is absolutely essential if 
progress is to be made. 

The immediate needs cannot all be met out 
of the funds available in the Home Board 
treasury, but we are sure the following re- 
quest is altogether reasonable and within the 
bounds of some of our local churches through 
their auxiliaries: (1) We have a large audi- 
torium (too large). The acoustics are bad. 
It is diificult to heat and waistes heat for 
small audiences. We are short of Sunday 
school rooms. Anj' school boy or girl can weld 
these elements together into an answer — the 
placing of partitions, which change would care 
for all the above-named deficiencies. (2) The 
straw matting which did service as an aisle 
runner, became so "holy' it was lifted from 
the floor with nothing to replace it. A new 
one of straw would not be very expensive, but 
always unsatisfactory for local conditions. 
Corrugated rubber is the need. (3) The ce- 
ment floor of the basement is poorly surfaced 
in large sections, besides being hard for a 
woman teacher tot stand on day after day. It 
is perfectly dry in here however and a board 
floor laid over the cement would go far to- 
wards making this basement an ideal school, 
room. (4) White paint is needed on the ceil- 
ing of the basement to reflect the light, which 
is a trifla defective. 

There are other less important needs, but 
improvements which would go far towards, 
placing the local plant on an efficient basis.. 
The above details will give a tangible idea,. 
Will not some of our Sundaj' schools, C. E. 
Societies, or W. M. iS. organizations lift their 
eyes from their own immediate surroundings, 
where the struggle is so intense for splendor 
at the finger-tips, and "undertake" some of 
particular phase of the improvements con- 
templated.? Will you not write, asking for 
information and seeking a genuinely material 
interest in the work here? 


Florence Nightingale, looking back over a 
long life, said: "If I could toll you all, you 
would see how God has done all and I noth- 
ing. I have worked hard, veiy hard, that is 
all, and I have never refused God anything." 
"Never refused God anything." — there is the 
secret of the life of service she lived. She 
worked hard, very hard, but God had his way 
with her life. She worked hard, but it was 
God working in her will and through her his 
work. If our lives as Christians are not 
wholly a success, it would be well to test 
them by Florence Nightingale 's test — "I have 
never refused God anything." — Exchange. 

FEBRUARY 18. 1126 


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In June, 1923 wien the present incumbent 
looked over the field here and accepted a call 
to the work, tentative plans were discussed 
for a suitable parsonage. A building conimit- 
tee was appointed consisting of O. M. (Simp- 
son, Dr. H. A. Duncan, J. A. Duncan, Henry 
Simmons, A. D. Thompson, and Marion John- 
son. Work was immediately started on the 
building with Brother Simpson taking the 
contract. He soon formed a partner.ship 
with Brother Lyman Pegram and they to- 
gether completed the building and it was 
ready for occupancy in the fall. 

The picture does not do the building jus- 
tice as the location makes it difficult to pho- 
tograph to the best advantage. The building 
is built of faced brick, chocolate mortar, as- 
bestos shingle roof and has six rooms and 
bath. Built in porch on the rear. Hot and 
cold water in kitchen and both sides of base- 
ment. Two-thirds of basement finisbed and 
used for Sunday school work, social work and 
furnished with a range and both hot and cold 

Rev. Freeman Ankrum, 
Pastor at Oak Hill. W. Va. 

water, the remaining third of the basement 
is used by the individual living in the par- 
sonage. The building is heated by a splendid 
hot water heating system. 

The parsonage was built at a cost of 
$5,500.00, BrothiT Simpson was willing to do 
the work on a very close margin. The build- 
ing is located in the rear of the church and 
faces a much traveled road. It is centrally 
located and its beauty has attracted the at- 
tention of many people. The building of this 
parsonage has done more to increase the pres- 
tige of the Brethren here than perhaps any 
one thing in the past two years. Our hopes 
and prayers are that we will some day in 

The New Brethren Parsonage 
Oak Hill, West Virginia 

the not far distant future have a church 
building matching the parsonage in thi' style 
of brick, and its beauty. 

This is the best parsonage in which we have 
ever lived and frankly we have not been in 
a better one. When more chure'hes wake up 
to the needs of the home of the pastor they 
will not have so much trouble to get one and 
will have less trouble to keep him when they 
do get him. As it was in the olden daj's whjin 
the people had a mind to workj so was it ir 
regard to the financing and building of this 
imrsonage. There are no wealthy people in 
this congregation, so faith was required, and 
al.iio in starting out in a real effort to make 
the Oak Hill Brethren a real church in the 

community, and the Lord is leading us for- 
ward in commendable progress. Dr. Charles 
Bame came last June and we had a dedica- 
tion service. Rev. A. B. Duncan who has 
given a half century to the ministry and who 
will be 83 the fifteenth of April, was one of 
the leaders in the construction of the par- 
sonage. Even though he has preached all the 
years for practically nothing, the Lord won- 
derfully blessed him and he was very gener- 
ous in assisting in the financing of the build- 

We covet an interest in the prayers of tht, 
brotherhood that the work might con- 
tinue to grow in this part of the vineyam. 


'The organizations and activities of the 
Wayni sboro church are more or less marking 
time. For us, the event, parent of all others, 
is the arrival of the builder. We are sorely 
in need of additional room and an anne.x 
building; have been for a number of years, 
and the order to resume marching awaits the 
letting of contract for this indispensible con- 
struction. It is earnestly being hoped that 
this will take place in the spring. 

The Building Fund, the soil out of which 
this needed construction will grow, is being 
constantly enriched. The artistic thermom- 
eter in the rear of the church, made by the 
treasurer of the Building Fund, Mr. D. G. 
Sheely, now stands at the $5,800 mark, nearly 
half of the total subscribed when the pledges 
were originally made in 1923. This sum is 
now earning interest against the day of its 
application on the contract price of the ad- 
dition, which day we dare to think is not far 

Much credit for the way the mercury in the 
Building Fund thermometer has climbed be- 
longs to the W. M. S., the Philathea or Wom- 
en's Bible Class, and the Sunday school. 
These organizations have been particularly 
active, and successful, in this respect. 

All the departments of church lite are 
normally active and healthy, and give prom- 
ise of expansion and real growth when the 
room to expand in has been acquired. Tte 
Senior' Christian Endeavor Society, under the 
able leadership of Mr-. Walter Manherz, is es- 
pecially awake to its task.( It has recently 
organizi d a Junior Christian Endeavor which 
meets simultaneously with the morning sei'- 
vice. Reports indicate this "Junior Church" 
is remarkably and surprisingly successful. 
And the (Senior organization has demonstrated 
its vitality recently, in another way, liy be- 
ing largely responsible for an unusually ef- 
fective observance of Christian Endeavor 
Week. All the C. E. organizations of Waynes- 
boro participated in the observance "wtieh 
began on Sunday, February 1 with a union 
evening service of the churches, and closed 
on Friday with a banquet. Close to four 
thousand were in attendance at the various 
services, and speakers were brought in from 
other parts. Rev. A. L. Lynn, pastor of the 
Pittsburgh church, wag the speaker Thursday 
night. Brother Lynn remained until Friday 
evening to visit with friends in the local con- 


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FEBRUARY 18, 1925 



I am moved first of all to say a word about 
the Ahunjii Quarterly just off the press ani 
to commend all those who have articles in it. 
I noted in several places that mention was 
made of the increased endowment, — one ar- 
ticle from the far west, I desire to commend 
most highly the spirit therein expressed, for 
certainly this is a very pressing matter. My 
own article called attention to the fact that 
the y( ar 1928 would witness our Golden 
.Jubilee and we are having under contempla- 
tion now the matter of starting that off with 
an historic pageant on May Day here, to be 
given on the new athletic field. It seemed to 
some of us that such a Brethren pageant 
could be made both picturesque and interest- 
ing and might serve to call attention to the 
fact that we are approaching our half century 

Copies of the Quarterly will bo mailed to 
all the ministers and churches. 

Brother H. L. Goughnour recently repre- 
sented the College at the inauguration e.-ccr- 
cises held at Juniata at the installation of 
President Brumbaugh. Forty colleges were 
officially represented. He reports a very in- 
trresting time. 

Professor Anspach spent the week end at 
the University of Michigan attending a meet- 
ing of an organization of which he is a mem- 

We are expecting Rev. Ira Landrith, noted 
reform lecturer, at Chapel this week. 



Just before coming to Johnstown, where we 
are at present engaged in an evangelistic ef- 
fort with Brother Ashman, the pastor, we 
stopped for a week of Bible lectures in the 
country church, known as Bethel, seven miles 
east of Berne, Indiana. Of this congrega- 
tion our good Brother .John Parr, is the shep- 

We say without hesitation that this is the 
livest and most progressive country church we 
iia\e ever known. One evidence of this is to 
be seen in its annual (Easter Offering ■n-'hich 
puts to shame the offerings for missions in 
many of our larger and wealthier city 
churches. We feel that the time is coming 
soon, when (if our Lord should tarry) this 
chureli should open up a campaign for the 
building of a church in the town of Berne. 

We delivered a series of lectures, covering 
one week, speaking each afternoon and even- 
ing. The weather was cold, but the day lec- 
tures drew good crowds for a rural commu- 
nity: and, at night, the house soon filled to 
the full. Never anywhere else have we seen 
so many men at church services in proportion 
to the women. We askd t'hcm one night, 
"Don't you women bring any girl-babies into 
the world hereabouts?" Of course, the inti- 
mation was itself an exaggeration, but nev- 
ertheless, they understood. It was fine to see 
those men and boys filling up the center of 
that church. And, how we did enjoy opening 
up the blessed Word of God and feeding those 
people. It looked as if a great revival could 
have been ludd there, but we were scheduled 
for Johnstown, and so had to leave. As it was. 

an invitation saw three precious souls accept 

Yes, it was a happy week at Berne, and we 
only hope we may be able to accept their in- 
vitation to "return whenever you can, — just 
any time." 



What a blessing that we can exchange the 
news of the field through the tie that binds 
us together from the North to the .South, from 
East to the West. — Evangelist. 

The last report from the Campbell church 
stirred us up, to write what has been our ex- 
perience in our new lield of labor. And so 
we exchange the news of Roanoke for the 
news of Campbell. We thank Brother Duker 
for the compliment, amd return the best we 
have to him. Never were we more pleased 
than when Brother Duker wrote us inquiring 
the location of the Campbell church, when he 
had moved to Michigan. I said. The Lord has 
sent the right man to the right place. Brother 
Reneh had already made the suggestion that 
pa-sed the way for the Campbell church and 
caused us to see the Lord 's leading in the mat- 
ter. And so I truly believe that the Lord 
sent the rig'ht man to the right place, and at 
the right time. With Duker at Campbell I felt 
safe to go to the pastorless and here w.e are, 
dear Campbell brethren, at the close of a 
three weeks' revival, coming out with 12 
souls accepting Christ. Of this number seven 
have been baptized and 'ha\e accepted the 
Brethren church as their home. One of these, 
a fine woman from the Baptist faith, born 
by triune immersion, has lived in Roanoke 
long enough to let the Brethren church know 
she was a Christian. And we heard it said, 
Anderson, if this is all we get we are well 
paid. This is the best revival I ever held: 
from start to finish the attendance was the 
best of any meeting in Roanoke. The Spirit 
of God hovered over this little village. The 
\\-eather was ideal, the Christian fellowship 
of the United Brethren, and M. E. church was 
without criticism, and the Christian church 
out from town came in a body. These all 
came on one night, and surprised us. 

The business men met and came in a body — 
a thing that never happened before. Roan- 
oke is on the upward trend, and the cry now 
being heard is for fuU time. There was word 
sent from Fort Wayne that a body was com- 
ing from there, should we hold on the fourth 
week. But there was a kink in the rope and 
we were almost compelled to close. There was 
danger before us but there are those who aie 
afraid of the bridge before they get to it. 
And they reached the bridge with their minds 
Ijefore their bodies got within ten miles of it. 
Here the ' ' we can 's ' ' stopped. And here we 
stopped the revival. Until we can help the 
' ' we can 'ts ' ' to see we can, we are camping 
now on "We Can't" Island. We have a 
booster who is worthy of being mentioned- — 
Brother Charles Young whose mother would 
have loved to see 'him at work for the Lord, 
for this was her desire. The church called 
him to boost the Sunday school. And he had 
worked hard to get the Sunday school to the 
100 mark. When he came to me, he said, I 

have got it to iKi,.it's up to you to get the 4. 
I said I will try it. Well we got them and 
five times we made a home run. IVo times 
this year we went over the mark. Brother 
Young now says we must have a preacher 
full time, and he has pulled the gas lever wide 
open, and the spark lever to its limit, and we 
are going up grade, it must be ' ' over the top 
for full time." This is the kink. But he 
said, Anderson, the kink will stand the pull 
and if it breaks, as the poet said, ' ' Cords 
that are broken, will vibrate once more. ' ' 
Let's go to it. 

His new system brought over twenty dol- 
lars the first Sunday and this had but two 
days to develop. Watch for Roanoke on full 

Pray for us; we need yoirr prayers. 

H. W. ANIffiRSON. 

P. S. — ^Before we could mail this two more 
requested to be baptized. These make 14 ac- 
cepting Christ, 9 being received into the 
churc'h. These were two men, one 35, the 
other 65. H. W. A. 


A groat many people of the Christian church 
today are finding considerable satisfaction in 
having the pleasure of the entire support of 
a missionary in the foreign field, or of being 
one of two or three who will group together 
and be responsible for the salary of one. 

As good as the foreign missionary program 
of the Christian church of today is, you read- 
ily recognize there would be no home or for- 
I'ign missionary work if it were not for the 
founders and early preachers of the church 
who worked long and hard for the cause of 
Christ and in the Brethren church especially 
with little or no remuneration. 

Recognizing this fact I believe many of 
the readers would find a great pleasure and 
realize a great blessing in their own lives if 
thej' were to individually take the support of 
one of our retired ministers. I am not per- 
sonally acquainted with the whole brother- 
hood, but I do know a number of members 
who could do what I am| suggesting, and the 
giving of the amount would not impoverish 

In addition to individuals doing this, there 
are many Sunday school classes or Young 
People's Societies, that could easily do this 
by their organization in addition to their 
gifts through the local church at the regular 
offering time, which is the last Sunday in Peb- 

Only three hundred dollars will pay the 
salary of one of our retired ministers for the 
entire year. One hundred dollars will pay it 
for four mouths and the small sum of twenty- 
five dollars, which many of you would not 
miss, would pay the salary of one of these 
men for one month. Will you be responsible 
for the salary of one of these retired minis- 
ters for a year, or a month? 

Another way of \visely investing your mon- 
ey, either now or in your will, would be to 
make a gift or bequest to the Superannuated 
Ministers' Fund of the Brethren church of 
any amount from $100.00 up. and this would 
mean that the aged ministers of our church 

FEBRUARY 18, 1125 


PAGE 15 

would receive for their support through the 
Superannuated Ministers' Fund, the interest 
on this money as long as they lived and the 
fund would continue to be supported in like 
manner, as long as time lasts. Think this over 
and arrange accordingly. 

I will be glad to hear personally from any 
who are willing to join this club of "loyal 
supporters" of the Superannuated Ministers' 
Vand of the amount you are willing to eon 
tribute each year. "Do it Now." 
Yours sincerely, 
H. F. E. O'NEILL, 
President Board of Benevolences. 

ffhere is no glory in war either in its con- 
duct or method * * * We know that war does 
not end war; that war is not a means of 
solving international disputes or bringing 
peace to a troubled world. — ^Sir Arthur Ourri, 
former commander of the Canadian Corps, iu 
Dearborn Independent. 


COBURN — Our beloved youny brother, 
Frank Coburn, was called home rather sud- 
denly during- the Ohristmastide, bringing- 
shock and sadness to our whole community. 
He was well-known — being in business — and 
best beloved by those who knew him best. 

He was a member of the First Brethren 
church of Los Angeles, California. The Sav- 
ior's words, "And a little child shall lead 
them," were verified in the case of Brother 
Frank and his dear wife. Their little daugh- 
tr Fay one of our regular Bible Sohool pu ■ 
piis gave her heart to Jesus, and at the ap- 
pointed hour for her baptism, her father and 
mother were also ready to make their cove- 
nant with him. He loved his church and ht- 
was a faithful attendant — always in his pew, 
with his little family around him. 

We think we understand when God calls 
the old soldier who has grown gray in his 
service- but in our human shortsightedness, 
we sometimes wonder why, WHY, he calls one 
so young and useful,: but we are all his. It 
he wishes to pluck the flower at its best — 
when it has just reached its full maturity, 
what is that to us? It is for us to ' occup.>- 
till he comes," knowing that "He doeth all 
things well." NOLA ADKINS STONE. 

Los Angeles,, California. 

OWEN — The little baby boy of our friend 
and Sister Owen, was not in this world long 
enough to become contaminated' with its 
evil so, when the Savior, who took little chil- 
dren in his dear loving arms and blessed 
them and said, "Suffer little children to come 
unto me," recalled it, it was as pure as when 
he sent it out on its earthly mission a few 
weeks earlier. Though it was not in the 
home long, it had won its way into the hearts 
of the family so completely that it is hard 
to be submissive to the dear Father s will. 

We sometimes wonder why God sends these 
•sunbeams and takes them away so quickly; 
but who knows but that those tiny baby hn- 
gers may beckon, and beckon, until the fath- 
er who learned to love it so dearly, may fl- 
nallv surrender to the Heavenly Fathers 
will" and then the little missionary's life and 
death will not have been in vain. 

.Vlav the Holy Spirit comfort ilit- achin!,, 

BEIZONA — Sister Bezona departed this life, 
which was so full of suffering, to be wtih 
her Lord in that land where there is no more 
pain no more tears — no more death She 
bore her intense suffering with true Chris- 
tian fortitude. , 

She asked for the anointing service and 
she enjoyed it very much, and was strength- 
ened by it for her final journey: so much so, 
that she just simply fell asleep. Death is not 
terrible when it comes as peacefully as it 
came to her. NOLA ADKIN STONE. 

ICX.INE — Lizzie B. (Haag) Kline was born 
in Centre Township, Berks County, Pennsyl- 
vania July 14, 1867, and deiparted from this 
life January 22, 1925-, at the age of 57 years, 
6 months and 8 days. She was married to 
Anson, S. Kline, Juna 16, 1888, by Rev. Benj. 
Zweizig. God blessed this union with three 
children, Mayme M., Katlrerine M.. and Dor- 
othy B. The husband and daughter, together 
with 4 sisters and 4 brothers live to mourn 
her departure. The sisters are: 

.Mrs. Daniel Soliluppich of Mohrsville; Mrs. 
.Vloriis lerger ui AUentown; jirs. Ciias. 
Kentchler ot Bei'nville; Mrs. Jacob Deeiotf ut 
.\iacunzie. The biothers; 

Samuel Hoay of Charlotteville; John of 
lU-ading; L,ini and Charlea of Centrepuri. 

Sister ivline was a charter member ot the 
j^Ucntown Brethren church. iShe was of an 
unassuming- disposition, but was friendly and 
i^reatiy lo^'ed by all who knew her. 

Services were conducted at the house and 
cluirch January 28th by Elder E. B. Fehnel 
;iud the pastor. E. W. REED. 

BOWMA»f — Ruth Maxine Bowman, wife of 
Itoy Bowman was born in Richland County, 
Ohio, .May 19, li)07, and departed to be wit). 
Jesus Friday evening, Septembei- 5, 1924, aged 
17 years, 3 months and 17 days. 

Rutlr was the daughter of James A. and 
Edna Guthrie. She leaves to reniembei- and 
appieciate her besides the husband, and pai-- 
ents, baby daughter named by the mother 
Vera Jean, three brotliers, her g'randparents. 
many relatives and a host of friends. 

Ruth confessed her love for and faith in 
Christ as Lord and Savior was i-eceived b>- 
the rite of baptism in the Ankenytown, 
Brethren oliurcli at tlie tender age of 8 
years, and remained a faithful, capable, and 
willing servant of her Christ and the church. 
She loved life and enjoyed living. Her ever 
present sunny smile was certainly a true 
loken of the beauty of the life within. 

November 17, 1923, Ruth was united in 
marriage to Roy Bowman, also a member of 
the church. Since their mari-iage they had 
made their home with the parents of the de- 
ceased. Little Vera Jean was born, — the 
mother gave her life for the flesh of her 
flesh, and blood of her blood. 

Funeral services were conducted by a for- 
mer pastor. Rev. A. D.' Lynn, a.ssisted by the 
present pastor, R. D. BARNARD. 

PAKSOJVS — Thomas R. Parsons was born 
at Nashville, Ohio, anuary 25, 1893. He died 
December 29, 1924. Age 32 years, 11 months, 
4 days. Thomas was the youngest son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Parsons. 

On March 11, 1918 he was united in mar- 
riage to Sylvia Harris of Mansfield, and has 
since made Mansfield 'his home. Thei-e remain 
to mourn the loss for now, the wife, 4 small 
children, an aged mother, and 3 brothers, be- 
sides many, many fi'iends. 

In 1918 he confessed his Christ and Lord, 
and has since made the Mansfield Brethren 
cliurch his church home. He was an honest, 
respected Christian young man. 

Funeral services were conducted from the 
church by the pastor. R. D. BARNArlD. 

LEEDY — Dovina Wolf, lovingly called by 
her friends "Aunt Loviiia," was born March 
)6, 1838, and withdrew from this life's actii-- 
uies September 7, 1924, aged Sti years, 
months, 21 days. October 2(5, 1S6(J. she was 
united in marriage to Isaac Leedy whom all 
will remember as an outstanding- figure in 
early Brethrenism, and an early worker in 
the Ankenytown church. "Uncle Isaac" en- 
lereci into the promised Glory several years 

By her passing- away. Aunt Lovina leaves 
children, 27 grandchildren and 41 great 
grandchildren, also one brother. Early in 
life she united with the Baptist church, but 
in 1867 entered the communion with the 
Brethren church at Ankeiiytown, and has 
ever been known for her patience and Chris- 
tian Grace. It may well be sala of her "Sht. 
departed n&t from the Temple." Funeral ser- 
vice was conducted by hy pastor. 


WllXELAIXD — Ruth Evelyn Wineland, old- 
est daughter of Samuel and Netty Wineland 
was born at Dallas Center, Iowa, November 
14, 1915, and departed this life at the Meth- 
odist Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, January 2, 
1925, aged nine years, one month and nine- 
teen days. 

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nettie 
Wineland, her father, Samuel Wineland, two 
brothers. Dale and Vernon and sister Madge, 
all of Dallas Center, Iowa. One brother 
Carl, preceded her in death by a few years. 

The family with the more distant relatives 
remain, with tlie many friends, to mourn 
their loss. 

Ruth united wtih the Brethren church at 
Dallas Center on Ocober 19, 1924. She was an 
active member of the Sunday school and 
Junior Endeavor until the time she left for 
the hospital, only a few short days before 
passing out to be with her Lord. Funeral in 
Brethren church of Dallas Center by the un- 
dersigned. GEO. E. CONE. 

MURDV — Miss Elizabeth C. Murdy passed to 
her reward January 15, 1925 at the home of 
a sister near Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. She 
was in the seventy-seventh year of her life. 
"Aunt Lyde," as she was affectionately 
known, had been an invalid due to rheuma- 
tism and paralysis for eight years, and her 
patience, resignation, and unfaltering trust 
were an inspiration to all who knew her. 
She lived an exemplary Christian life from 
youth, and was a zealous worker in all the 

activities of the churcii ay long as her health 
pei-mitted. Hei- loyalty to her chuich, hei 
family and friends was an outstanding char- 
acteristic. She leaves two sisters and one 
brother. Funeral services were conducted 
fi-om the home of her sister, Mi-s. George 
Wendel, where she spent the last months of 
her long life, by the writer. W. S. CRICK 

KUOADES — Arthur Carl Rhoades was 
drowned June 12, 1924. He was away from 
home visiting when the unfortunate accident 
oecui-ied. The body was not found foi- sev- 
eral days. This accidental death brought 
great soii-ow to the family. The boy was 
brig-ht and possessed a fine Chi-istian spii-it 
for one of tender years. He is survived by 
mother, sister and a step-father. He was a 
member of the church here, and the funeral 
was held from the church, June 18th, by the 
pastor. A. B. COVER. 

FOSTER — Spence Foster departed this life 
September 1, 1924. Deceased was born in the 
state of New York, came with his parents to 
Iowa when ten. years of age. Gi-owing to 
manhood: he married Carrie Simpson, to whlci. 
union thei-e were born five children. Losing 
his first wife he later came to Nebraskn 
where he married Lena Whitaker. To this 
union were born six children. He is survivec. 
by his widow and six children. He was wci. 
known here, having served on the police 
force for some time, also as street comi-nis- 
siiiner; latei- he followed farn-iing until about 
a year before his death. He with his family 
moved to Falls City again, where he sufiiereu 
u stroke of paralysis. From this he never 
fully recovered and passed to the beyond oj. 
above date. He was a member of the churcii 
here and to those who have lost a loved ont 
we extend our sympathy. Services from thv 
eiiurcn by the pastor. A. B. COVER. 

LUTZ — Jennie Ella Lutz was born ilarci. 
24, 1891, died December 6, 1924, aged 33 years, 

■ .noiniis and 12 days. She was a daughtei 
of Elizabeth Huston of this city. She re- 
sided here and grew to womanhood. July ., 
1919 she was married to Frederioh Lutz, al»i^ 

'f ihis place, who with one child sur- 
vive She is also survived by her mother, two 
sisters and three brothers. At the time of 
I. el- ijeach .she resided with her husband and 
'■hild in the slate of Wyoi-ning. She was also 
a member of the church here, having united 
with the church in early life and she re- 
mained true to her Savior. Our sympath> 
goes to those who mourn, but not as thos"& 
who have no hope. May God comfort those 
who mourn, the loss of loved ones. Service.-, 
from the chui-ch by her pastor. 

A. B. COVl!Jr^. 

SMITH — Mrs. Thomas Owen Smith was laid 
to rest January 20, 1925. Sister Smith waa 
born March 6, 1855 at Dayton, Ohio. She 
came with her parents to Nebraska Avhen but 
a child. Her mother was called to eternity 
when she was but three years old. At the- 
J. 'f 19 she was mari-ied to Thomas Owen 
Smith. This union was blessed with two 
children. Her first husband was drowned in 
the flood of 'S3. Later again she married, tu 
which union two children were born. She is, 
survived by these four children. Deceased 
united with the church here 10 years since. 
May the blessed hope of immortal life be the 
comfort as well as an incentive to live faith- 
ful to the Great Comfortei-. Services from 
the church by the pastor. A. B. COVER. 

Business Manager's Corner 


Church Pastor 

Akron, Ind., (6th Yr.), C. C. Grisso 

AUentown, Pa. (7th Yr.), E. W. Beed 

Ashland, Ohio, (7th Yr.), C. A. Bame 

Beaver City, Neb., (6th Yr.), A. E. Whitted 

Berne, Ind. (5th Yr.), John M. Parr 

Buckeye City, O. (5th Yr.), . . . Alvin Byers 
Center Ohapel, Ind., (3rd Yr.), W. F. Johnson 
College Corner, Ind. (2nd Yr.), C. A. Stewart 

Elkhart, Indiana (6th Yr.), W. I. Duker 

Fairhaven, O. (7th Yr.), O. C. Starn 

Glendale, Arizona (5th Yr.) 
Goshen, Ind., (4th Yr.), 
Gretna, Ohio, (7th Cr.), 

Gratis, O., (3rd Yr.), (Vacant) 

Hagerstown, Md. (5t'h Yr.), G. C. Carpenter 
Hamlin, Kans., (3rd Yr.), Claude Studebaker 
Howe, Indiana (3rd Yr.), (Vacant) 

H. F. Stuekmau 
. L. R. Bradfield 

PAGE 16 


FEBRUARY 18, 1925 

Himtington, Ind., (4th Yr.), ..H. E. Epplty 

Hudson, Iowa, (5th Yr.), L^ A. Myers 

Ft. Wayne, Ind., (1st Yr.), 

Johnstown, Pa. (3rd Gh., 4th Yr.), L. G. Wood 
Lake Odessa, Mich. (1st Yr.), . . E. A. Dukor 

Lathrop, Calif. (1st yr.) (Vacant) 

Long Beach, Gal. (7th Yr.), L. S. Bauman 

Martiusburg, Pa. (5th Yr.), J. I. Hall 

Mexico, Ind., (5th Yr.), J. W. Clark 

Morrill, Kans., (6th Yr.), ... A. E. Staley 
Mt. Etna, Iowa (1st Yr.), . . Jacob Thomas 

Nappanee, Ind. (6th yr.) E. L. Miller 

Ntw Paris, Ind. (6th Yr.), B. H. Plora 

No. English, Iowa (4th Yr.), . . M. B. Spacht 

No. Liberty, Ind. (5th yr.) A. T. Wirick 

Oakville, Ind. (6th Yr.), . . Sylvester Lowman 

Peru, Ind. (4th yr.) G. L. Maus 

Phila, Pa., (1st Ch., 5th Yr.), E. Paul Miller 
Pleasant Grove, Iowa, (3rd Yr.), M. B. Spacht 

Eaystown, Pa., (1st Yr.), (Vacant) 

Eoann, Ind., (6th Yr.), .. S. M_ Whetstone 

Sidney, Ind., (1st Yr.), E. I. Humberd 

Smithville, Ohio (5th Yr.), M. L. S'ands 

St. James, Md., (2nd Yr.), L. V. King 

iSterling, Ohio (5th Yr.), M. L. Sands 

Summit Mills, Pa. (1st Yr.), H. L. Goughnour 

Tlosa, Ind. (7th Yr.), (Vacant) 

Twelve Mile, Ind., (1st Yr.), .. J. W. Clark 
Waterloo, Iowa (7th Yr.), ... A. D. Oashinan 
Washington C H, O., (4th Yr.), T. C. Lyon 
Waynesboro, Pa., (2nd Yr.), J. P. Horlacher 
Yellow Greek, Pa. (1st Yr.), (Vacant) 

From some of the letters received from 
our most energetic and loyal pastors we gleau 
the thought that a large percentage of our 
readers are made to rejoice whenever they 
last page of the Evangelist; for its appear- 
ance means that one or more new churches 
are admitted to membership with this hon- 
ored group. 

Thus we are glad to present two new mem- 
berships this week and eleven renewals from 
other churches that have retained their places 
on the Honor EoU, some of them for the 
seventh year, which gives them almost as 
great pleasure as to be able to win the place 
for the first time. In fact, we believe it is as 
great, if not a gr< ater accomplishment to 
keep a church on the Honor Eoll for seven 
successive years than it is to get it on for the 
first time; for it is a well known fact, that 
the world has many more ' ' starters ' ' than it 
has "finishers" of a job. 

The two new churches we have to report 
this week are Eoanoke, Indiana, with Brother 
Homer Anderson as their pastor. Brother 
Anderson has had the good fortune to put a 
number of churches on the Honor Eoll in the 
last few years of his ministry. It has become 
a sort of habit with him, and a mighty good 
habit it is too. The other church to win this 
honor for the first time is the Campbell Breth- 
ren church at Lake Odessa, Michigan, witli 
Brother Edgar Duker pastor. 

The eleven churches that have renewed 
their Honor Eoll lists are Waterloo, Iowa, 
seventh year, A. D. Cashman, pastor; Howe, 
Indiana, third year, sent in by C. C. Grisso, 
former pastor; Tiosa, Indiana, seventh year, 
vacant; AUentown, Pennsylvania, seventh 
year, E. W. Eeed, pastor; Martiusburg, Penn- 
sylvania, fifth year, J. I. Hall, pastor; Ster- 
ling and Smithville, Ohio, fifth year, M. L. 

Sands, pastor; Hagerstown, Maryland, fifth 
year with largest list ever, G. C. Carpenter, 
pastor; College Corner, Indiana, second year, 
C. A. Stewart, pastor; Buckeye City, Ohio, 
fifth year, Alvin Byers, pastor. 

There 'have been some recent changes of 
pastors by some of these churches, and we 
may not have tliem all correct, but we will 
gladly make any changes necessary to keep 
them up to date. 

It would be too good to be true to say that 
we still have all the chure'hes on the Honor 
Eoll that were ever successful in acquiring 
this distinction. We occasionally lose a 
church from the Eoll and then we occasionally 
add one to it. But this is not satisfactory. 
We should add many more to this Eoll. We 
feel it would not be asking too much to ask 
that at least per cent of our 
churches should be on the Honor Eoll. 

There is not an institution in the Brethren 
church that does not benefit from an enlarged 
circulation for the Brethren Evangelist. 

What would the Educational Day offering 
be to the College if it were not for the pub- 
licity given it in The Evangelist? What 
would the Thanksgiving Offering mean to oui- 
General Missionary Board were it not for th ' 
prominence given to the importance of this 
work in The Brethren Evangelist? What 
would the White Gift Offering accomplish for 
the National Sunday School Association were 
it not for the boosting that is done for this 
cause in The Brethren Evangelist? What 
would the Easter Offering total for our Poi- 
eign Missionary Society were it not for the 
great appeals made in The Brethren Evange- 
list for this cause? What would the offering 
on Woman 's Day amount to were it not for 
the free use of The Brethren Evangelist? and, 
lastly. What appeal could our Board of Benei-- 
olences and the Board of the Old People's 
Home make were it not for the aid of The 
Brethren Evangelist? 

is nothing you can do to further any cause 
you represent in the Brethren church that 
will be any more effective than to boost the 
subscription list of !The Brethren Evangelist. 
Publicity is the thing, and it is our sincere 
conviction that more publicity can be given 
any cause in the Brethren church through the 
columns of The Brethren Evangelist than 
through all the other publications of the 
church combined. Get this view point, and 
then BOOST. 

The Publication Day Offering 

We will not say much about the Publication 
Day offering just yet, for a large number of 
the churches have not yet reported. The of- 
ferings that have been received to date have 
been quite satisfactory, and yet, in this case, 
as in most cases, there is still room for im- 

One thing I would like to impress upon the 
minds of our people is that we are really not 
asking for GIFTS; we are only asking that 
the members of our different Brethren 
churches shall INVJEST enough money in 
IHEIE OWN Publishing Plant to pay for 
THEIE building. We do not like to consider 
any of these funds as gifts. The plant is 
YOUES, and after j^ou have invested some 
of your money in it it is STILL yours, more 

so than the money many have invested in oil 
stock and investment corporations. The plant 
of The Brethren Publishing Company is the 
property of the whole Brethren church, and 
it is expected to remain such, so long as 
I'ither the church or the Publishing House 
shall continue to function. 

So please continue with your investments 
until YOU ha\ e a plant of which YOU will 
All be proud. 

To date the following INVESTMENTS 
have been received: 

Ashland Brethren Ohurch, $200.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hazen, 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Campbell, 5.00 

Mary A. Snyder, 5.00 

Mrs. Kate Thorley, 2.00 

Clara J. Niebel, 5.00 

D. B. Clum, ,. . 1.00 

Wiley F. Whitted, 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Grofford, 5.00 

Fremont Brethren Church, 5.50 

H. B. Lehman, 10.00 

W. H. Bock, 10.00 

Aidmore Brethren Church, 14.20 

Flora Brethren Church, 21.62 

New Paris Brethren Church, 8.52 

Olive and Jennie Garber, 10.00 

Portis Brethren Church, 10.00 

J. L. Bowman, N 1.00 

Johnstown 3rd Brethren Church, . . . 52.00 

Eoann Brethren Church, 50.00 

Aaron Showalter, 5. 00 

Pleasant Grove Brethren Church, . . . 5.44 

Olga E. Heltman, 2.OO 

TTiomas Gibson, 2. 00 

Nell Zetty, I.OO 

Mrs. Ella Ovebuan l.OO 

Springfield Center Br. Ch., 12.00 

Fairhaven Brethren Church, 800 

Middlebranoh Brethren Church, 10.00 

Mrs. A. Kilhefner and Daughter, . . . 5.00 
N. Manchester Brethren Ohurch, . . . 66.79 

Berne Brethren Church, 25.00 

Gretna Brethren Church, 19.10 

Hamlin Brethren Church, 24.17 

Hagerstown Brethren Church, 25.00 

Martiusburg Brethren Church, 25.00 

Nappanee Brethren Church, 38.79 

Garleton Brethren Church, 12.47 

Sergeantsville Brethren Church, . . . 11.50 

Milledgeville Brethren Church, 47.00 

Eoanoke (Ind.), Brethren Church, . . . 2.70 

Carrie M. Stoffer, 1.00 

Mrs. iSusan Wynian 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Workman, 50.00 

Bryan Brethren Church, 40.00 

Morrill Brethren Church, 10.48 

Palls City Brethren Church, 94.50 

Waterloo Brethren Church, 102.78 

New Lebanon Brethren Church, 18.45 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ha-as, 5.00 

Eittman Brethren Church, 6.75 

Carlton (Iowa) Brethren Church, . . . 9.36 

MasontoTSTi Brethren Church, 25.00 

Louisville Brethren Church, 51.37 

This includes the report from thirty-two 
congregations, and if the remaining one hun- 
dred and thirty congregations do as well pro 
portionately we will have a very acceptable 
offering this year. Further reports will be 
given as the remaining churches send in their 
offerings. E. E. TEETEE, 

Business Manager. 

Berlin, Pa, 


Number 8 



One -Is Your-T^aster -and -Aii-Ye -Are- MEXiiREN - 


Present-Dai^ Christianiti; 

T^HESE are days of difficulty. But was it 
ever otherwise? Shall the Church be 
staggered by the new, strange problems 
that confront it or by the mighty calls 
that ring out through the world for its help? 
Cannot God's people rise up in this hour to 
be true and strong as God's people have 
ever been? Every passion in our soul cries 
yes. We shall not be baffled. There may 
be subtile influences of opposition and thick 
walls of obstruction, but we must not halt. 
We must be like Francis Xavier crying out 
to the Chinese coast, saying, "0 rock, rock, 
when wilt thou yield?" and like Moses lift- 
ing the rod over the waters till they part 
for the passing of the Lord's forces. This is 
God's day. Let us win it for him. 

— Nashville Christian Advocate. 




FEBRUARY 25, 1915 

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later than Friday noon of Hie pre- 
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World Progress in Foreign Missions — Editor, 

Four Hundred Years — Editor, 

(Editorial Review, 

Is the Church Doing Its Dutyf — M. P. Puterbaugh, 

Our Own Church Literature — J. C. McBride, 

Personality of Holy Spirit (V)— L. G. Wood, 

Why the End of the World— L. S. Bauman, 

2 Our Worship Program — G. H. Baer, 8 

3 Fruit and Chaff — Arthur Petit, 9 

3 Notes on S. S. Lessons — Edwin Boardman, 10 

4 Junior Notes — Ida G. Weaver, 11 

5 Under the Southern Cross — G. P. Yoder 12 

5 News from the Field 13-1,t 

7 The Tie Thiit Binds, 16 


World Progress in Foreign Missions 


Seldom has a group of statistics proven so interesting and signifi- 
cant as that recently released by the Institute of Social and Beligious 
Research of New York. It sets forth a most remarkable growth in 
Foreign Missions during the la.'st quarter of a century. Every item 
is so interesting that we give them in detail to our readers, and they 
are especially opportune in view of the approaching Easter offering 
for Foreign Missions. It is encouraging to know how seriously Prot- 
estant Christians have taken the task of carrying tho trospel to all the 
world and especially the wonderful way in which American Chris- 
tianity has shouldered her responsibility. Moreover to realize what 
a great entei-prise it is that we are connected with is a challenge to 
us to do our very best. We cannot go at our part of the task in a 
small way and feel proud of the fact that we are a part of such an 
immense undertaking. 

The following figures are based upon a new ' ' World 's Mission- 
ary Atlas" edited by Rev. Harlan P. Beach niid Mr. Charles H. Fahs 
and published by the "Institute" mentioned above: 

About 700 organizations over the world, mostly, liowever, having 
their headquarters in North America, Great Britain, the Continent of 
Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, are carrying on 
this work of Protestant foreign missions. Of the 700^ only about 380 
send out missionaries, the remainder being co-operating organizations 
which collect funds or function in some special way. 

fThe total income of the 700 organizations for" this purpose as 
reported in 1923 was $69,555,148, the incomes in other than Ame'r- 
ican dollars being reckoned at exchange rates current on January 2, 
1923. Of the total income stated, $45,272,793 was received by societies 
having headquarters in the United States, $3,357,739 by Canadian 
societies, and $13,342,490 by British societies. 

Continental societies had an income of $3,631,305, the great bulk 
of this coming, however, from Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, and 
Switzerland, which were neutral in the war. Germany's gifts which 
amounted to .$2,118,935 in the year just before the war started 
amounted in 1923 to $29,740, to such a point had tlw currency col- 
lapse and the results of the war in general affected Protestant Ger- 
many. Probably $29,740 represented truly heroic giving, with the 
mark going downhill at an unheard-of speed. 

A scale of giving to missions geared to a rate of approximately 
$70,000,000 a year represents an extraordinary development since 
1859, when the Eev. .1. Logan Aikman, editor of the "Cyclopedia of 
Christian Missions," published in London in 1860, gathered statistics 
on missionaiy income. He was able to report a total income of 
Protestant societies of $4,104,296; of which $2,867,245 was given in 

Great Britain, $234,206 in the Continent, and $1,002,845 in the United 

By the end of the nineteenth century according to the ' ' Cen- 
tennial Survey of Foreign Missions," prepared by the Rev. Dr. James 
S. Dennis, the income for Protestant foreign missions had risen to 
$19,598,823, of which Great Britain and Ireland gave $9,459,562, the 
Continent gave $2,441,013, the United States gave $5,916,781, and Can- 
ada gave $545,998. The increase from $19,598,823 to nearly $70,000,- 
000 represents the increase in annual income of foreign missionary 
societies during the first quarter of this century. 

In 1900 the United States gave thirty-two per cent of the total 
amount and Canada two and three quarter per cent. Now the United 
States is giving sixty-five per cent and Canada five per cent of the 

In a word, at the beginning of the century the United States 
and Canada were giving slightly over one-third of the total; now the 
two countries are giving more than two-thirds. The great advance 
in giving in the United States is doubtless owing to the development 
of missionary interest among American church people and also to the 
extraordinarily f.ivorable condition of the country economically. The 
sixfold increase in gifts from! Canada has been in .spite of the heavy 
financial strain due to the war. 

The societies report 29,188 missionaries (11,444 men and 17,744 
wives and unmarried women). The total number in each of the 
major areas is here given, with the number in the same area at the 
beginning of the century in parentheses: Asia, 16,524 (8,839); Africa, 
6,289 (3,335); Latin America and the West Indies, 3,249( 1,438); Au.s- 
traUisia, The Netherlands Indies, and the Pacific Islands, 1,810 (762), 

The number of nationals, (men and women) of the salaried staff 
of missions and indigenous churches of the Protestant order in these 
same areas, with the number at the beginning of the century in 
parentheses, follow: Asia, 88,635 (38,819); Africa, 43,171 (22,279); 
Latin America and the West Indies, 6,094 (6,000); Australasia, The 
Netherlands Indies, and the Pacific Islands, 12,559 (5,117). 

The missionary societies have 1,157 qualified physicians from 
W,estern lands at work. Of these doctors, 356 are women. In addi- 
tion, there are 612 graduate physicians (99 women) who are nationals 
of the countries where the medical mission work is carried on. Foreign 
nurses number 1,007, while there are 2,597 trained native male hos- 
pital assistants and 2,861 women assistants. Mission hosjiitals now 
number 858 with 31,264 beds; dispensaries number 1,686. The total 
individual patients numbered 4,788,258 for the last year reported. 
Medical work carried on in Asia (China leading, with India second) 
exceeded that in all other continental and island areas put together. 

FEBRUARY 25, 1915 


ii>AGE 3 

At the beginning of the century the societies liad 477 men doc- 
tors and 244 women doctors at work. While the number of physi- 
cians has not greatly increased in recent years, the number of hos- 
pitals is much greater, physicians now being able to increase their 
service through added equipment and with the help of trained assis- 
tants. As late as 1914 there were only 230 graduate native doctors in 
the mission hospitals, with 9(i8 trained men as.sistants and 1,138 trained 
women assistants. 

'The quarter century has seen a marked development in the 
strength of the developing Protestant Christian constituency on the 
Held. In the number of communicants Asin lias increased from 622,- 
460 to 1,533,057, Africa has increased from 342,857 to 1,015,683. 
(Europeans permanently resident in various parts of Africa not 
counted here), aboriginal or indigenous populations in Australasia, The 
Netherlands Indies, and the Pacific Islands from 117,092 to 647,728, 
and Latin America and the West Indies from 132,388 to 368,228. In 
North America north of Mexico the number of communicants among 
American Indians, Eskimos, and Asiatic immigrants has increased 
from 26,506 to 48,711. The great increases in Asia have been in 
China (112,808 to 402,539), India (376,617 to 811,505), and Japan 
(42,835 to 134,547), While Korea showed extraordinary growth, (8,288 
to 277,377). 

The earlier figures for Africa were not distributed by political 
areas, but notable ingatherings have taken place in Nigeria, the 
Cameroons (former German Kamcrun), Southwest Africa, and Nyasa- 
land. In Madagascar in the twenty-five years the number of com- 
municants has risen from 67,646 to 145,284. 

In the Philippines, taken over by the United States in 1898, there 
werel only 266 Pi-otestaut communicants reported at the beginning of 
the century; there are now 64,184 reported. In The Netherlands 

(Continued on page o) 


Four Hundred Years Since Tyndale 

It is four hundred years since William Tyndale gave the New 
Testament to the English people in their own language and there is 
on foot a nation wide moveniient to give proper recognition to this 
historic event, beginning Marcht 1. 

Tyndale was born in Wales (the exact date) is not certain, some 
placing his birth as early as 1484, others insisting that it was between 
1490 and 1495) and was educated at Ox-ford and Cambridge. He was 
a man of splendid talent as well as of much learning. In his preach 
ing he found that his opinions often differed from those of the clergy 
about him and he became involved in religious dispute which resulted 
in his being censured by the chancellor of his diocese. 

HisI experience led him to realize the importanc«3' and to attemirt 
the task of translating the New Testament into the English tongue 
that the people might read it for themselves. He received no encour- 
agement but rather discouragement when he sought help in London in 
1523, and so retired to Germany where he completed his translation 
and had it published at Worms in 1525, from which place copies were 
carried to England and distributed. Though the go\emment severely 
denounced it, within the next few years several reprints were pro- 
duced. It is difficult for us to imagine the importance of his work 
and the greatness of the opposition with which he had to contend. 
But it would help us to appreciate a little more the blessing that is 
ours in having the open Bible which every one may read in his own 
tongue if we could place ourselves back four hundred years in history 
and realize how completely the Bible was a book of the clergy alone 
and could be read only in the Latin language. 

Tyndale 's life was one of con.stant opposition to wrong princijiles 
and situations. He engaged in a controversy with Sir 'Thomas More 
concerning the supreme authority of the church on the Scripture. He 
wrote many tracts in advocacy of reformed doctrines. He opposed 
the divorce of Henry VIII, from Catharine of Aragon. His tendency 
to oppose whatever seemed to him to be wrong made him a source of 
constant annoyance to the authorities, and as a result he was fre- 
quently changing his place of residence He met death by being 
publicly strangled and burned as a heretic, August 6, 1536 near 
Brussels, after having been treacherously arrested and confined for 
sixteen months in prison. Now, after four centuries, we are uniting 
in doing honor to a great prophet of God whom our fathers despised 
and slew. Even so has it ever been, that the progress of the world 
has been written in blood. 

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, continues to rejoice in the won- 
derful victory they achieved in the recent revival. Itey are sure they 
have not been dead, and now they are praising the Lord that their 
life and activity is very much more in evidence. 

Berne, Indiana, church greatly enjoyed a week of Bible lectures 
by Brother L. S'. Bauman. Their Sunday school with an attendance 
of 100 is a credit to this country church. Brother John Parr is the 
faithful pastor. 

Brother W. A. Gearhart, Home Mission Secretary, makes a report 
of the January receipts for Home Missions. iSome of the churches 
have shown an unusually fine interest in the Home Base. Others 
leave plenty of chance for improvement. Progress along this line is 
a most important essential to the welfare of the church. 

If you did not get that Benevolent Day Oflfeirtng taken on Febru- 
ary 22, do not fail to take it at the very earliest date possible, and 
send an amount equal to at least 40 cents per member to Herman 
Koscoe Secretary, Goshen, Indiana, for the iSuperannuated Ministers' 
I'und and a similar amount to Henry Einehart Treasurer, Flora. 
Indiana, for the Brethren Home. 

Dr. C. F. Yoder writes an interesting letter from "Under the 
Southern Cross " as he and his family and Miss Nielsen are on their 
way to the mission field in Argentina. Brother Yoder was the preach- 
er at the religious services on the second Sunday on board the Amer- 
ican Legion, but most of the passengers were not religiously inclined 
and showed little interest in the services. 

A wonderful evangelistic campaign is reported by Brother A. E. 
Thomas for Llstie, Pennsylvania. Here 105 souls confessed their Lord 
and Savior and a large percent of them have united with the* Breth- 
ren church. This brings to Listie an unusual and great responsibility 
as well as a greatly enlarged future. Brother W. S. Baker is the 
faithful pastor of these people. 

Our good correspondent from Louisville, Ohio, writes that they 
have recently closed a successful year under the leadership of Brother 
Porrest Byers. The parsonage which was burned to the ground and 
rebuilt is now practically paid for. Brother Byers decided not to re- 
main with these people for another year. They are now in the midst 
of a revival conducted by the pastor from which we hope to hear good 

Dayton has experienced another great revival under the leader- 
ship of Brother and Sister E. C. Miller of South Bend and the pastor. 
Dr. W. S. Bell. The numerical results were 190 converts, many of 
which united with our church. It will be remembered that Brother 
Miller's former campaign with the Dayton church resulted in a very 
large ingathering. TTiis congregation, through the efficient pastoi, 
is going steadily forward not\^nthstanding its present great numbers 
and strength. 

Brother L G. Wood, who served Mulvane, Kansas, as pastor 
eighteen years ago, returned there recently at the urgent request of 
the present pastor, Brothr Ttomas F Howell, and assisted in a re- 
vival, the results of which he does not report. The pastor doubtless 
will report more definitely shortly. He does however speak highly 
of the good work which Brother Howell has accomplished, having 
revived w'hat was seemingly a dead church and given it a bright 

Dr. L. S. Bauman writes enthusiastically of the impi-essions he 
received of the work of the First Brethren of Johnstown during the 
recent campaign he conducted there. He leaves the "numbering" to 
the pastor. Brother Charles H. Ashman and pays tribute to the effi- 
cient leadership he has exercised and to the great accomplishment of 
this splendid people. We are glad to note that Brother Bauman was 
convinced of the possibility of combining successfully a pipe organ 
and congregational singing, and it was to the credit of the accom- 
jjlished organist. Miss Effie Goughnour, that this demonstration was 



FEBRUARY 25, 1915 


Is the Church Doing Its Duty to the Boys? 

By Prof. Milton P. Puterbaugh 


Boy life is always iuterestiug ! Not only is it iuterestiiig 
to watch boys at work aud at play but a eoutemplatiou oi 
these activities inevitably leads one to consider uudeiiyiiig 
principles and possible results. Of course, it is ridiculous to 
stand off at one side and view all that is going on before us 
with a scrutinizing, calculating attitude. Many of our opin- 
ions have been reached not through a long period of con- 
scious enforced study but gradually by constant unconscioiLs 
association with the problem. This is said lest anyone should 
think that the writer has set himself to a scholarly and ex- 
haustive research of the problem under consideration. 
Kather, through playing with boys, working with boys, 
leading boys in Sunday school work and oecasionally stop- 
Ijing to understand the facts that have been gleaned, an 
opinion has been attempted on the problem of the boy and 
the church.. 

In spite of the fact that recently 
I have seen hundl-eds of boys for 

whom it seems nothing is being •.••—"—"—»—"—■>— — •—■ ■ 
done to insure respectable, useful I 
manhood, yet on every hand I have ! 
been impressed with the tremendous [ 
amount of effoi-t that is being put [ 
forth in the interest of boys. Every | 
Y. M. C. A. has its Boys' Depart- 

has its 

has its 


Mben II Mas a Bo\> 

By Charles MclVlonigal 

I'll npvPT forsfp'h Ttrlien T -wfl.s a bov. 
A--'' n+'s lint hpPii Ion a n gn ; 

It really seems when I sit and thiuk 
That it's just been a year or so. 

ment. Every community 
Boy Scouts. Every state 
Boys ' Conferences on 
School Work. Many cities hav 
Sunday School Basketball leagues. 
Some churches have Religious Edu- 
cation directors who seek to devel 
op the boys in a four-fold way. One 
has only to talk with men who were 
boys yesterday to find that more is 
being done for boys today than ever 

Just at tliis point it seems to me 
that I hear a long protesting wail. 
"Yes, but the right things aren't 
being done for our boys." "Yes, 
but the churches are turning over 
their responsibility to other agen 
cies." "Yes, but in spite of all that 
is being done for the boys they are 
still disrespectful of the church." 
Now let us allow these "Yes, but 
— " protests to rest while we consider a few ideas. 

Wliat is the duty of the church to the boy? Can we 
not say that (11 it is to impress the boy with the need of 
his aid in accomplishing the work of the church, which is 
the work of the Master, and (2) it is to afford him an op 
portunity to meet this need. The church must make the 
boy feel that the Master needs him in his work and the 
church must offer him a place in her organization so that he 
may serve his Master. 

Now as to methods, can we agree that the church must 
minister to the four-fold life of the boy? The church must 
stand solidly and aggressively behind the educational forces 
iu the community. Instead of fro^^Tiing upon athletic games 
and' sports the church people will need to assure the boy 
that he is not committing a great crime if he is trying to 
build a strong, healthy body in gymnasium class or athletic 
team. The church must never cease her ^'igilance for clean, 
moral civic environment. More than that, Sunday school 
class parties. Christian Endeavor socials, hikes, picnics, and 

Bv the old nilU-pond where I used to play, 

With a score of hoys or more — 
Those days have gone, aud the place has 
changed — 

By Gauntner's grocery store, 

At evening how we'd play and sing — 

Aud on the old pond skate. 
There was no curfew but we knew where we 

Belonged at half-past eight. 

I :eineniber the places that used to be 

Almost as dear as my home; 
I lovt;d the crowd but would give my all 

Tor mother and dad alone. 

N.ow I've three lads of my own and glad to 

They afford me a heap of joy. 
But it makes me think and wonder back 

To the days when I was a boy. 

the like must be fostered and promoted — not discouraged. 
Let the deacons remember that it is better to have to do a 
little repairing after a social evening in the church social 
room than it is to have the boys and girls wear all the wax 
off a local dance floor. And then, with a teacher of the boys 
will like and iu a way the boys -will take it (not the way, 
perhaps, we would have it presented to usj let us startle 
and challenge and grip thcui ■« ith the matchless life of the 
Man of Galilee and the commission he has given to us. 

But you ask, "Is the church to do all this within four 
stained glass windows?" Certainly not unless she has to. 
In a city with good schools. Boy Scout Troops, a Y. M. C. A. 
and the like it would be fooUsh for the church to take the 
v/ork away from "Boy Experts." But it is obvious that 
where home, school, and community all fail to provide the 
necessary training the church must meet the whole task as 
well as possible. Local conditions 
will certainly influence the amount 
of direct work the church must do. 
But there is one thing the church 
can and must do no matter what the 
local conditions are. She must im- 
press the boy with the fact that 
JOY.S. The boy likes the Y, you 
say, but he doesnt' care much for 
church. Does he know the church 
is backing the Y? Does he know 
that you as a diurch member are 
suppor-ting the Y? Does he IcQow 
that the pool room, dance hall, and 
cigar store interests are not respon- 
sible for the better things in the 
community? Now, we are not guar- 
anteeing auytliing, but it is a safe 
guess that when some boys a^vake 
to the influence of the church in the 
things they are enjoying they will 
transfer their loyalty to the church 
itself instead of its agencies. 

But just one warning. All our 
good intentions will be in vaui if M'e 
try to placard the work the church 
is doing. A boy ■\\'ill hate that as 
he hates to . hear an individual 
brag. He will not be forced into 
any opinion whatsoever. Rather must he decide to love 
the church and serve his Master through some such series 
of ideas ' ' dawning on him ' ' as the f oUomng : ' ' Wonder why 
those deacons from our church were down to the Y and 
watched us play the Methodists the other night? Wonder 
why the Superintendent announced the score in Sunday 
school last Sunday? Wonder why Old Man Moss who 
always leads the singing invited our class out to his sugar 
camp the other night? Wonder why our preacher was down 
to see the high school play last week? Wonder why the Old 
Ladies' Class after a sewing bee one day presented our class 
team with six new Jerseys with our name sewed on 
them? Wonder why our algebra and history teachers come 
to Sunday school? Wonder why om- Mayor takes time to 
teaeh a Sunday school class at the Baptist church?" 

Gradually the boys MAY come to these conclusions : 
(1) My teachers, the men who rim our city, some of the best 
business men and doctors and lawyers and manufacturei"s in 
the city go to church — They must think it worth while. I be- 


FEBRUARY 25, 1915 



lieve I'll try it and see what they get out of it. (2) Many 
of the people in the church I go to seem to take an interest 
in me, my work, and my playmates. Their interest in my 
work demands that I take an interest in theirs. (3) This 
church needs a felloAV about like me for a certain little job 
and I believe I'll try my hand at it. (4) "Dear Jesus, give 

me strength to do the work, thou hast sho-wn me." The ex- 
periment is worth trying. 

The church will be doing her duty to the boys more 
fully as the church people take an interest in the boys and 
their Avork, which will invite the boys to take an interest 
and an active part in the work of the church. 

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. 

Our Own Church Literature 

By J. C. McBride 

If I thought or believed I could serve my Lord better 
in some chi;rch other than the Brethren, I surely would stii 
up the dust getting into that church. But I am a Brethreii 
through and through, and without boasting, let me say I 
love the Brethren church and what it stands for, and am 
loyal to all that promotes its interests. I am redeemed bj' 
his Blood, saved by his grace and kept by his powers in the 
faith. I am standing on the promises that God gave us, if 
we believe. To trust in the Lord is to be saved for eternity. 

"With this introduction I might raise several questions. 
How can we grow in grace and in the loiowledge of the high 
calling of God? How much would we grow physically if v/e 
did nnt fat? What is best to eat if we would get the most 
out of our growth? How often should we eat, etc.? Apply 
'hqt 1-n the intellectual and spiritual life. How shall we 
grow in grace? What shall we feed upon that we may grow? 
I believe we shall find such problems largely settled and our 
love for and loyalty to the church greatly increased if we 
are on the subscription list of the Evangelist. How can an 
active, loyal Christian in the Brethren church be ivithout 
it? And on the other hand how can a Brethren be a loyal 
Christian without it? 

Perhaps a brother used to take it, but got sore about 
some article and quit. Perhaps another brother was "too 
slow in the motion" to get on the subscription list, or still 
more — maybe some brother never heard that we have ovv 
own, real, sure-enough church paper. The news review col- 
umns on page 3 is worth the price of the paper to me. It is 
like a letter from home and the larger the letter the bettor 
I like it. 

Our Sunday school literature should dominate in every 
school in the brotherhood. You notice T said, dominate, thus 
giving some superintendents an excuse for the use of some 
other helps on the side. If you would investigate the books 
at the Publishing House, you would find that the presses 

"•' ' '■ arc turning out only a little more than half as many 
copies of tire Evangelists and Sunday school literature as 
should be used by a brotherhood of our size. Even now we 
are doing better than some denominations of our size, but 
m^^ point is, Can we not do better? 

Mr. Preacher, do you have an agent in your congrega- 
tion whose business it is to receive subscriptions? Mr. 
Bvisiness Manager, do you make use of such agent when one 
is appointed? Mr. Sunday School Superintendent, are you 
using all the Brethren literature possible in your organiza- 
toin ? Some .Sunday schools have the veiy excellent practice 
of counting Bibles every Sund'ay, standing and singing, 
"Take It wherever You Go." . If a Superintendent can get 
half or three-fourths of his attendance to carry their Bibles 
he ought to have his name printed in the Evangelist. Even 
then the school should be supplied with Brethren quarter- 
lies and helps for the proper study of the lessons. 

Many other departments of the church work are being- 
eared for by the publishing house — Woman's work, Home 
Department, Missionary, College, and many books and tracts 
are being printed by the presses to be used by our own 
people. An institution that is contributing such a large and 
necessary sei'vice to the church deserves to be supported. 

The writer spent several years in a well knowTi church 
publishing house in Dayton, Ohio, and kno-\\ang something 
of the inside of our om'u publishing house, I am pi-epared to 
say that tlie publishing house needs our patronage. I do 
not know of a church publishing house making money out of 
their church literature. They keep the price down, so that 
all churches in their brotherhood might be persuaded to use 
their own printed page. Let's stand by our publishing in- 
terests and by so doing help to spread the cause of Brethren- 
ism in the community in which, we worship. 

Tjos .\ngeles, California. 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit 

By L. G. Wood 

{Being a Series of Lectures Delivered a( the Pennsylvania District Conference, Johnstoivn, Oct. 13-17, 1924. 

Published in Parts. Part V) 

As the waters of the river Nile, overflowed its • banks 
every year to enrich and make productive the land of 
Goshen, so the Holy Spirit of God is EVERY DAY breaking 
over the bearers of all human limitations, and flooding the 
soul with light and life and glory. This is the Holy Spirit's 
dispensation. During this age the Father and the Son do 
all things in him. Individuals and organizatoins can accom- 
plish nothing distinctively Christian apart from him. He is 
the strength of all that truly serve. He is the holy unction, 
power and' presence that makes a man a preacher, a true 
oracle of God. The early disciples acted as the Spirit moved, 
decided as he prompted, and conformed to his program. 
When the church assiimed the Spirit's authority in things 
vital, it became merely an objective organization dominated 

by human opinion and personal ambitions and ecclesiastical 
bigotry. To the same degree that the church exalted herself 
above the Spirit and the Word, did she lose her light, power 
and strength. To perform their true functions, all Chris- 
tian organizations must become instruments of the Holy 

This is also true of the individual; as Bishop Moule 
said : ' ' The inmost qualification for thei Lord 's work is not 
mere energy of character or ease of utterance or fancied 
fulness of knowledge or even truth of view." Or in other 
words, not striking personality, scholarship or eloquence 
"It is the inbreathed and inbreathing presence of the Holy 
Spirit. If the message is to be not only truef but truly car- 
ried, truthfully handled, presented as the solemai, blissful 



FEBRUARY 25, 1915 

reality it is, the messenger, be he who he may, must be spir- 
itual, must possess, must be possessed by the Spirit. The 
Holy Ghost must work ia and through him as a vessel meet 
for the Master's use." The prophetic note and the tongue 
of fire is the greatest need of the pulpit today, but this will 
never return to us till ministers die! out to the things of 
time and sense. This Avork was most beautifully typified 
by the Seraph that touched the prophet's lips with a live 
coal from off the altar. The men of the pulpit who havi 
stirred things for God have been the men who have passed 
through the Gethsemane, of complete surrender, and climbed 
the rugged Calvary of complete dependence. The Holy 
Spirit through inspiration tells us to "try the spirits . . . 
for many false prophets have gone out into the world"— 
some of them have gotten into the church. There are two 
extremes to the false teaching of today: one denies Deity, 
and Virgin Birth of our Lord'; the other denies his hiiman- 
ity, claiming that he was only a thought. Note how this 
Scriptural test meets both extremes: "Hereby know ye the 
Spirit of God : Every spirit that eonfesseth that Jesus Christ 
is come in the flesh is of God, And every spirit that eonfess- 
eth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh IS NOT OF 
GOD" (1 John- 4:2-3). He that denies the Virgin birth of 
our Lord, denies both his deity and humanity and also de- 
nies the personality, power and function of the Holy Spirit. 
A native of the Philippines, came to an Amlerican general, 
-^Aath a Bible wliich he had kept concealed, and told the 
genera] that the priest forbid him reading the Book, and 
asked if he might read it to his family. The general took 
him across the room to a window, and pointing to a build- 
ing just across the street, iipon which was floating an Amer- 
ican] Flag, said: "Just as long as that flag is on that build 
YOU CAN." So ,iust as long as Jesusi Christ is in his high- 
Priestly office, at the throne of the Father, the Holy Spirit 
•svill be the representative of his BLOOD for the remission of 
sins in the world, and jiist so long may the vilest .sinner bo'w 
at his altar and find pardon, peace and' power. 

Some Conclusioais 

1. — The Holy Spirit did come on the day of Pentecost. 
He has never taken his leave. He has been in the world 
ever since and is m the world now doing his office work. So 
many today "tune in" the radio and catch the message 
from some far off place — but they fail to recognize that it 
is just as much a reality that men can "tune in" with Christ 
and by the Wireless of the Spirit can and do hear the' word 
of God speaking to their hearts just as plainly as the radio. 
^A'hat a great "radio" God has provided for his child'i-en — 
we can call and he will answer — not one will be turned 
away. Therefore let the radio be an example to you — re- 
membering that we must "be in tune" if we want to hear 
from God. If you are not "receiving," the fault is not Avith 
the ' ' Broadcaster, ' ' but with your ' ' receiver. ' ' All you need 
to do is to tune in. The message is "in the air," tunc in and 
you will get it. 

2 — There is no promise of another outpouring — like Pen- 
tecost. We have no right to pray for the Holy Spirit to be 
sent down from above — because he is here. 

3 — We are not to "tarry" for him to come but to make 
ourselves receptive to him who is hero. 

On December 18th, 1904 our humble servant preached a 
sei-mon on "The Power of the Holy Spirit," at Crown Chap- 
el, Iowa; at the close of the service a good brother, J. F. 
Garber, gave me a sheet of paper saying, "I followed, you 
and jotted dovai these lines": 

The Holy Spirit 

Who can know the matchless thunder 
Of the Holy Spirit's power? 
Who can solve the mighty problemi; 
That confront the church this hour? 

Oh, it is the Holy Spirit, 
Who the veil of darkness lifts, 
He it is who shows unto us, 
All we know of God's great gifts. 

And we know he works unceasing, 
For the glory of our Lord; 
Shows us how to follow ever. 
And obey his preeious word. 

If we lack for demonstration 
Of the mighty Spirit's power, 
We shoidd try to live the closer 
To our Savior's words each hour. 

There are blessings, facts and teaehings, 
That we do not understand, 
For the day of their revealing 
Never yet has come to hand. 

Do not pray unto the Father, 
"Send thy Spirit from above," 
For his presence has not left us, 
Hath not yet withdrawn his love. 

Let as then not wait and tarry, 
For the Spirit's power to come, 
But arise and now accept him, 
And he then will lead us home. 

(To be Continued). 
Joluistown, Pennsylvania. 

World Progress in Foreign Missions 

(Continued from page 3) 

Indies, a region little known by Americans, there has been a very 
marked movement toward Christianity in certain islands, and the 
ci.ramunicants reported in 1900 as numbering only 3-(;,187 are now 
reported as 475,848. 

A total of communicants, baptized noncommunicants, and others 
under Christian instruction numbering 8,342,378 is reported for the 
11(5 areas for which missionarj' statistics are given. Under the com- 
parable categories for a quarter of a century ago the number was 
3,(513,391. Sunday schools number 50,277 as now reported, these hav- 
ing 2,535,726 teachers and pupils; while the field gifts for church work 
are given as amounting to $7,469,198, more than doubling the sum 
reported in 1911. 

In many parts of the world the missionaries have been educa- 
tional pioneer.s, and in not a few regions thiey still remain the only 
promoters of Western education. Elementary schools in Asia under 
mission guidance have increased since 1900 from 12,635 to 24,205, in 
Africa from 6,528 to 16,516, and in Australasia, The Netherlands 
Indies, and the Pacific Islands from 3,245 to 4,164. Pupils in those 
schools 'have increased in Asia from .5,06,363 to 932,147, in Africa from 
369,650 to 899,482, and in th|0 Pacific region from 96,047 to 159,158. 

In the Christian colleges and universities (101) institutions, all 
but ten in Asia, offering higher education) there are 22,827 students, 
of whom 2,233 are women. India, Japan, and China lead in higher 
education in the order named. There are 461 schools offering training 
in theology and for Bible teachers, with 11,363 students (3,097) wom- 
en). Nineteen institutions are training 663 men and 251 women to be 
doctors, while in 72 centers 1,085 future nurses are under instruction. 

Philanthropic work of a varied nature is reported by the missions. 
The orphanages numb«r 361, with 15,106 children as inmates (Near 
Kast Relief orphanages not included). Leper asylums, mostly sup- 
ported l)y the Mission to Lepers but administered by various societies, 
number 104, with 10,880 inmates. Forty-seven homes for the un 
tainted chidren of lepers care for 710 e'hildren. Thirty-two institu- 
tions for the training of the blind and deaf have 1,136 pupils. By 
far the greatest part of tMs institutional philanthropic work is in 
Asia, Africa being second. 

In so-called mission lands for the year! reported in 1923 the four 
major Bible societies of the world distributed by sale or gift 784,004 

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Bibles and Testaments and DjSSSjT-i.l portions. These same sociotiea 
circulated in all lands for the same period a total of 3,175,584 Biblea 
and Testaments and 12,494,928 portions. 

The war resulted in the retirement of missionaries from 219 resi- 
dence stations which now cither are not occupied at all or are in the 
hands of Christian nationals. Of the stations located, 126 were, in 
Africa, 58 in India, 21 in Western Asia, 11 in The Nethterlands Indies, 
and the remainder were in scattered areas. For the most part the 
stations had been occupied by continental missionaries. Missionaries 
are aow in residence at 4,598 stations. No stations of American 
Protestant church workers on the Continent of Europe, other than in 
Turkey in Europe, are included, nor are stations for work among 
European immigrants in the United 'States and Canada counted. 

The "World Missionary Atlas" does not give the statistics for 
Roman Catholic missions. The facts of the missionary activities of 
thie Roman Catholic church will be made public during Holy Year 
through the monumental missionary exhibit at the Vatican, for which 
vast preparations have been made. 

The Family Pew 

We hear a great deal about the perplexing problems of 
youth. Back of the "Boy Problem." and "Girl Problem" 
is the "Home Pi-oblem." We are almost driven to admit 
that the Christian home of today is a sad failure. It looks 
as if ouri modern family is disintegrating. One of the vital 
needs is to get back to the old church life. Reverent attend- 
ance upon the church services of the Sabbath are vitally 
essential to a genuine Christian life. The automobile and 
the supplement to the "Sunday" paper are a poor substi- 
tute for the reverent seindces of God's house and the later 
study of the Catechism. 

"There will never be a substitute for the old family 
pew. If America is to be saved form, the tidal wave of 
worldliness that is breaking over it, the old family pew will 
have to be restored." — J. D. R., in United Presbyterian. 


Why the End of the World Didn't Come 

(The gist of a sermon recently preached zX Johnstown, Pennsylvania, by Louis S. Bauman, of 
Long Beach, California, upon the passing of the date (February 6tii) when a band of fanatics, attracting 
wide attention, prophesied that "the end of the world" would oome.) 

Second coming quacks have done more to bring the 
"bles.sed hope" of our Lord's return into disrepute than all 
the infidels or unbelievers in that doctrine that ever lived. 
Recently we picked up a newspaper and read therein an 
editorial entitled "This-End-of-the-World Stuff," which 
was a scurrilous attack ou the whole doctrine of Christ's 
return to this earth as he promised. This article called at- 
tention to the fact that time and time again, dates have been 
fixed by certain sects for the coming of Clirist and the end 
of the world — time wherein many have been led to sell their 
earthly goods and don their white robes, — only to be bitter- 
ly disappointed when the date passed without the realization 
of their di-eams. Thereupon the scoffing world has always 
taken occasion to mock, not at the fanaticism of the ignor- 
ant, but to mock at the "blessed hope" itself. We repeat, 
the worst enemies of the doctrine of the Lord's return, are 
these false pi'ophets who set dates for the end of the world. 

In the first place, every careful student of the prophetic 
Word knows well that it is not "the end of the world." 
but "the end of the age," which we are facing. The two 
events are quite different, and at least one thousand years 
a.part. The expression, "the end of the world." is gleaned 
from a poor translation of the last verse of Matthew's Gos- 
pel, given in the Authorized Version of the Bible, and so 
commonly used. The Re-vised Version correctly translates 
it, "the end of the age," or, "the consummation of the 

This is the age of grace, or the church age. Like the 
ages before it, it will give way to a new age, the millennium, 
not by ending the world, but by a change in the adminis- 
tration of the world. "NATien Jesus comes again, there will be 
some terrible .iudsments, but the earth M'ill not be destroyed. 
He will set un aa'ain the throne of T)avid', and from it will 
exercise dominion over all the earth. The curse; that fell 
upon Adam and Eve at the close of their day in Eden will 
be largely removed, yet men will continue to sow and rean, 
and women will continue tn bring forth and rear children, 
even as today. 

There will be an end of the world'. — a destroyed earih. 
— but it ■wall not come until after the personal reigm of flirist 
over the nations of this earth for one thousand years. Peter 

dra\\s a vivid picture of ' ' the end of the world ' ' in the third 
chapter of liis second epistle: "The heavens shall pass away 
vi'ith a great noise, and the elements shall melt ■\vith fervent 
lieat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be 
burned up . . . Nevertheless we, according to his promise, 
look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth 
lighteousness. " John, in his great Revelation, saw the 
' ' end of the world " : " And I saw a great white throne, and 
him that sat on it, from whose face thei earth and the heaven 
fled away; 'and there was found no place for them . . . And 
I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven 
and the first earth were passed away." But, we ar etold 
and the first earth were passed away." Biit, we are told 
that all this Avill occur "when the thousand years are ex- 
pired." (Rev. 20:7, 11; 21:1). Thei'efore, simply because 
"the end of the world" lies one thousand years beyond a 
m.illennium that has not yet begun, the crack of doom fore- 
told by certain fanatics who received a. great deal of fret 
advertising, did not come last Friday night. 

It is not even possible for any man to Itnow when this 
present age will be consummated by the return of Christ 
from the heavens that have received him. Why will people 
be so foolish as to pay any attention whatever to fanatical 
prophets who are given to setting the time for the Lord's 
return, when Jesus himself plainly said: "But of that day 
and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which art. 
in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, 
v.^atch and pray: for ye know not when the tinie is" (Mark 
13:32, 33). When the "Son" himself knows not the day 
nor the hour, it is presumption of the rankest type on the 
part of any man to set the time. 

If, as many believe, and even as we ourselves believe, 
the children of Adam are to toil under the curse for six 
thousand years, and enter into the millenial rest from their 
toil at the dawn of the seventh thousand years of their his- 
tory, yet, who can know the time? Chronologers vary M'ide- 
ly as to the time of Adam's creation. All Bible chronolo- 
gers are agreed that we are living "somewhere near" the 
close of the sixth thousand years since Adam's creation, or 
early in the beginning of the seventh thousand years. But 
there is a difference of more than one hundred years in their 
Biblical reckonings. Bowen says that Adam was created 



FEBRUARY 25, 1915 

4128 years before the birth of Christ. Clinton says that it 
was 4138 years. Usher says it was 4003 years. Jarvis says 
that it was 4019 years. True, the difference is not great, 
yet it is great enough, that if the theory be true, yet no man 
can presume to fix any exact year for the coming of our 
liord to usher ui the millenial age of the world. Man has 
failed to keep his calendar exact. We know that even in 
the birth of Christ, an error of four yearg wasi made. It is 
now held by all authorities in the matter that Christ was 
born in the year 4 B. C. 

Many hold that the "seven times" of Israel's punish- 
ment, mentioned so frequently in the 26th chapter of Levit- 
icus, denotes the length of "the times of the Gentiles," dur- 
ing which Israel ^dll be under the Gentile heel. They fig- 
ure that prophetically, these "seven times" form a period of 
2520 years, and therefore that Christ will come at the end 
of 2520 years from the beginning of "thei times' of the Gen- 
tiles," of which Christ spoke. If we grant the truthfulness 
of this position, yet who can tell us just when "the times 
of the Gentiles" began? Bible scholars again differ. Soraf 
hold that "the times of the Gentiles" began in the year 607 
B. C, when the Bang of Judah was first brought into sub- 
jection by the King of Babylon. On this theory, "the times 
of the Gentiles" would have ended in 1914 A. D. Some hold 
that "the times of the Gentiles" would have ended in 1921 
A. D. Some hold that "the times of the Gentiles" began in 
593 B. C. when the glory of God, even the Sheldnah, that 
supernatural light which stood in the Holy of Holies from 
the days of Solomon, was seen to leave the Temple, and, tar- 
rying for a moment over the Mount of Olives, ascend into 
heaven. Ezekiel tells us that "the glory of the Lord went 
rnp from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain 
which is on the east side of the city" (Ezek. 11 :23). If this 
theory be true, then "the times of the Gentiles" will end in 
1927, A. D. Some hold that "the times of the Gentiles" 
began in 583 B. C, when Zedekiah, the last king of Israelitish 
blood was torn from his throne, blinded, and carried away 
captive to Babylon. If this theory be true, then "the times 
of the Gentiles" would end in 1937 A. B. All this leaves us 
altogether imcertain as to any exact date of our Lord's re- 
turn and the consummation of the age. 

Our Lord emphatically declared that "that day she'll 
come upon j^ou ixnawares. For as a snare shall it come upon 
all them that d\vell on the face of the whole earth" (Luke 
21 :34, 35.) If it is to come as he said, therefore, it will be 
at any other time than a time like last Friday night, when 
whether they believed the prophecy or not, men and women 
everywhere were thinking about such an event, and when the 
newspapers joined in to give the matter wide publicity. If 
these words of our Lord mean anything, they mean that 
there will be no expectancy whatever in the hour of his com- 

Elsewhere, Jesus teaches that, "as in the days that were 
before the flood they M^ere eating and drinking, marrying and 
giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. 
and knew not until the flood came and took them all away : 
so shall also the coming of the Son of man be . . . "Watch 
therefore : for ye knOAv not what hour yoiu' Lord doth come 

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye 
think not the Son of man cometh" (Matt. 25:38, 39, 42. 44). 
Again, "The Lord of that servant shall comle in a day when 
he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware 

There was wisdom in the mind of the minister of whom 
the story is told that he was in a meeting A^dth his minister- 
ial brethren once upon a time, and that they were discussing 
the possibility of the Lord coming that night. One said that 

he thought the Lord would not come that night because 

Another said he likewise thought the Lord Avould not come 
that night because .... One after another arose to likewise 
assert that he thought the Lord wguld not come that night 

because .... Then arose the man with wisdom and sai 
"But, my brethren, while I do not positively know, yet 
have a very good reason for believing that my Lord w 
come tonight. The Word of God says that Christ will cor 
'in such an hour as ye think not.' It seems to me that th 
hour is tonight." 

One of the finest revelations of the heart of God towa 
sinful men in aU the Bible is given us by Peter in the thi 
chapter of his second epistle here. He first gives us to u 
d'erstand that "in the last days there shall come scoffers, . 
saying, 'Where is the promise of his comuigl' " Then, '. 
tells us that when scoffers are scoffing thus, we are to i 
member that "one day is with the Lord as a thousai 
years, and a thousand years as one day." It is because 
this statement from the pen of inspiration that we belies 
even as we have before said, that the seventh thousand yea 
of time will be the great Sabbath of God on the earth, — t' 
millenium. The weekly Sabbath is the sign. But, it is 
the next verse that we have the revelation of the heart 

Here we are asked to remember that, when scoffe 
mock at the delayed coming of the King to keep his promi 
to his disciples, — we are asked to remember that "The Lo 
is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slac 
r.ess ; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that ai 
should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 
thus appears that the great God finds it hard to bring hi 
self to the point where he will issue the final orders to 1 
heavenly annies to ride forth to judgment and close this d 
of grace! Why? Simply because some are still unsaved w' 
might come into the ark if only the floods of divine ^vra 
sl^nll be stayed yet a few days. 

A minister in my home town once told me that he d 

®ur Morsbip proGtam 


THINGS TO EE.TOICE IN— 1 Peter 1:1-9. 

Pray ttat you may be daily rejoicing in the abound- 
ing grace of God and all the incomparable blessings 
which faith in him supplies. 


MARKS OF A CHRISTIAN— James 1: 19-27. 

Pray that in very truth you may lay aside all the filth- 
iness of the flesh, and, receiving with meekness the en- 
grafted word of God, you may be a doer of the Word and 
not a hearer only. 


MID-W'EEIC SER\T:CE— TTse "Our Devotional" for 
3'our private and family wor.ship. If you cannot attend 
the church prayer meeting, invite friends to join in wor- 
ship in your home, reading the "devotional" article, read- 
ing the Scriptures in unison and asking a number to 
offer praver. 


AN -EXHORTATION TO GROWTH— 1 Thess. 4:8-12. 

Pray that you may never be satisfied with any attain- 
ment, but may ever press onward to the goal of every 
life which is Christ Jesus. 


TTIE CHBIS'TIAN'S HOPE— 1 Thess. 4:1.S-18. 

Pray that you may so live this life that when the Lord, 
in his own goo-3 time and way. comes to claim his own 
vou ma-v' be among the reioicing. 


PRECEPTS TO BE OBEYED.— 2 Thess. 3:6-9. 

Pray the S'pirit of the Lord God may establish your 
heart in every good word and work; that you may re- 
joice in the will of God as von enjov the love of God. 

ON THE LORD'S DAY— Spend more time than usual 
in meditation. Read the sermon to instruct you in the 
truth. If unable to attend church worship, invite friends 
and have a worship program in your home. Besides the 
sermon, read Matthew 2,5:31-46 and have singing and 
prayer. — G. S. B. 

FEBRUARY 25, 1915 



not want Jesus to come yet. We asked him, "Why?" He 
said, "for two very good reasons to me!" Pressing him to 
give his two reasons, he replied : ' ' My two unsaved boys ! ' ' 
Ah! And here we find the apostle Peter setting forth that 
same father-love in the heart of God. Men scoff because 
Christ has not yet made good his promise to return. Know 
they not that the reason is that ' ' God is not willing that anj 
should perish, but that all should come to repentance?" 
Here, we have Peter giving one very good reason why Jesus 
did not come last Friday night ! Had he done so, those pre- 
cious souls who confessed Christ but yesterday would have 
eternally perished. Does it occur to you, my unsaved friend 
that God may be delaying the coming of his Son yet a fe^i 
days just for you? 

However, let no man presume upon this goodness of 
God in delaying the return of his Son to judgment. Poi 
some day the end must be ! Some day the hour must come 
when God shall arise and close the door of this day of grace. 
Therefore, the inspired voice in wisdom cries, "Now is th( 
day of salvation! Now is the accepted time!" "Prepare to 
meet thy God!" 


Fruit and Chaff 

By Arthur P. Petit 


Bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not 
to say -within ourselves, We have Abraham to our Father: 
for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise 
up children unto Abraham. And uo-\v also, the ax is laid 
unto the roots of the trees : every tree therefore that bringetli 
not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire. 
And the people asked him, sajdng, What shall we do then? 
He ansM'ereth and saith unto them. He that hath two coats, 
let him impai't to him that hath none ; and he that hath meat, 
let him do likewise. Then came also publicans to be bap- 
tized and said imto him, Master, -what shall we do? And he 
said unto them. Exact no more than that which is api>ointed 
you. And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, 
And what shall we do ? And he said unto them. Do violence 
to no man, neither accuse any falsely- and be content with 
your wages. And as the iDcople were in expectation, and all 
men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the 
Christ or not; John answered saying unto them all, I in- 
deed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I com- 
etli, the latchet of M-hose shoes I am not worthy to unloose : 
He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost arid -with Fire ; 
whose fan is in his hand and he will thoroughly purge his 
floor, and will gather the wheat into his gamer, but the 
chaff will he burn with fire unquenchable (Luke 3:8-17). 


What a beautiful and picturesque, yet terrible setting 
forth of the coming of the Christ we have here in comiection 
with one of the few recorded events in the life of John the 
Baptist. One day when John was baptizing in the Jordan, 
the multitudes came down to the river to observe and learn 
from this interesting and unique ehai-acter clothed in cam- 
el's hair. Men and women from every walk of life were in- 
cluded in his immense audience. In the course of the day, 
as was his custom, John spoke to this crowd. "Oh, ye gener- 
ation of vipers," he cried, and began his accusations. The 
people were touched and one by one, thej' asked what they 
must do to be saved. One by one John told them what they 
personally must do if they Avere to achieve eternal life. But 
Avhen they queried and sought to identify him i^ath the com- 

ing Messiah, John took the liberty to warn them and also 
to tell them that he was not the Messiah. 

For a moment we might visit the Jewish threshing floor 
in order to appreciate the beauty of the allegorical state- 
ment of John. It is late afternoon in Palestine and the tired 
oxen which have tread out the grain all day are resting. On 
the threshing floor, which in this case will consist of a large 
flat space trampled hard by long usage, men are working 
to care for the grain. One man picks up the threshed grain 
with a shovel and tosses it a little way into the air while 
another to whom John has compared our Savior, has a large 
fan in his hand and whenever his companion tosses a shovel 
of grain into the air, he waves his fan and the loose chaff 
is blown aAvay while the heavier grain falls again to the 
floor where it is gathered up and prepared for use. 

The analogy is obvious. When the Christ appears, he 
M'ill destroy those who are worthless and not in accord -with 
his will and those who live the Christ life will again fall 
back after the test and will be used. 

One day as I watched a modern thresher separate the 
chaff from the grain, I thought of the analogy which Christ 
gave ^^s. With what tender hands, the grain was measui'cd 
and carried to the grainery while the chaff was crudely 
blown far away from the thresher where it -would be out of 
the way. 

How well can we learn our lesson from either. Where 
is the man or woman who wants to be the chaff of life to be 
blown about from place to place with no high and mighty 
use to which they can be put? In the social, economic or 
religious life, there are but two classes of people, the fruit 
and the chaff. The man who lives without plan or purpose 
can well be blown from the threshing floor of the world into 
utter obli-^don and who will care? The economic retrograde 
whose money is hoarded and out of use of the masses is an- 
other who can well be obliterated. And so -vvith the useless 
Christian. The day of religion for self alone is past. The 
Christian who thanks God he is saved and cai'es not for the 
social group, filing by eager to hear the wondrous story is 
life the chaff on the tln'eshing floor. How easily he could be 
removed from the organization of Christ without hampering 
the Avork of Christ's Kingdom? How well can he be blown 
from Christ's thresliing floor while the useful grain falls 
back to be used by the Ma.ster? 

The thoughtful man v>nll not choose to be the chaff of 
life when with a little earnest effort, they can be the fiaiit 
that brings forth an hundred fold. The serious man will 
choose the useful and helpful life in preference to the life of 
useless selfishness. May we all so live that when we are called 
to met our Redeemer to make our final reports, we can truly 
say that we have used our talents as best we could. Then 
-we shall receive the everlasting reward in preference to 
being cast into the fii*e of everlasting torment as is indicated 
by the fate of the chaff from the threshing floor. - 


(Jur gracious, all-seeing Heavenly Father, we would 
I hank thee for our opportunities of service to humanity and 
to thy cause. We would bring our expressions of gratitude 
for allowing us to choose to be the ti"ue fruits which are of 
use to all. Make us like the disciples of old who gave tire- 
less service to their Master and never faltered in bearing 
1 he message of life to a dying humanity. Help us, Lord, to 
make the -best of our opportunities to be the grain gathered 
from the threshing floor and to be of full use to our Lord by 
bearing one hundred fold. Help us to shun those items of 
life which go to make up the chaff and useless portions of 
humantiy. And not only for ourselves, but for thy children 
CA-erywhere, we would ask thy guidance in bringing forth 
fruit in thy name that they may all at last be brought home 
to thee and to thy everlasting reward which thou hast pre- 
pared for thy ehildten. Keep us ever in thy fear and favor 
and we will give thee all the honor and the praise forever. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

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Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

By Edwin Boardman, Jr. 

{Lesson for March 8) 

Lesson Title — ^'Tlie Savior on the Gross. 

Lesson Text — Luke 23:33-46. 

Golden Text — ' ' He that spared not his own 
Sou, but delivered him up for us all. How 
shall ho nut also with him freely give us all 
things?" Komans 8:32. 

Reference Passages — Matt. 27:32-61; Mark 
15:21-47: Luke 23:26-32, 47-56; John 19:17-42. 

Devotional Reading — Psahn 22:11-19. 

Historical Background — The trials are over 
and Jesus, wearj' and faint, has finally come 
to the climactic experience of his life. On 
the ' ' Via Dolorosa ' ' he had fallen beneath 
the cross, but there was a strong man handy 
to help him even in that terrific task. Cal- 
vary is reacted; the holes are made for the 
planting of the crosses and then the cruel 
thud of hammer blows on the spikes proclaim 
to the world that Jesus is nailed to the Cross 
and that his payment for the sins of men is 

Central Theme — ' ' This is a faithful saying 
and worthy of all acceptation that Christ 
Jesus came into the world to save sinners of 
whom I am chief. ' ' Paul. 

"For the preaching of the Cross is to them 
that perish foolishness, but unto us which are 
saved it is the power of God." Paul. 

Lesson Outline; 

1. Crucified Savior: vs. 33-34. 

2. Taunting Spectators: vs. 35-38. 

3. Repentant Sinner: vs. 39-43. 

4. Perfected Salvation: vs. J 4-46. 

The Lesson 

The Cross! An instrument of s'hame has at 
last claimed the Son of God. Prophecy after 
prophecy had centered on the fact that Is- 
rael's Messiah was to suffer and die for his 
people. Type and symbol throughout Israel's 
history had declared it. Now the prophecies 
are fulfilled; the type has met its antitype. 
"Satan's head has been bruised' (Gen. 3:15). 
Yet in the presence of the Cross Israel hail 
turned away and entered upon that wilderness 
wandering, far more terrible than the "great 
and terrible wilderness" she turned back 
into after ICadesh Bamea and its wrong 
choice. Twenty centuries have rolled around 
and Israel still shudders in the presence of 
I hat Cross — w'hich to her is a stumbling block. 
The Blood: The Blood! Yes, his blood Is on 
them and on their children, but. due to the 
hardness of their hearts, it has become the 
Blood of cursing rather than the Blood of 
blessing and pardon. 

.Tesu.s, on the Cross, not only made the su- 
preme sacrifice, but he .suffered the most ig- 
nominious death possible. Cursing and mock- 
ery were his requiem. Darkness and deser- 
tion were his portion. Why? Because he 
came to save sinners. How did he save them 
by dying on the Cross? Who can give n com 
plete explanatoin for it? W'ho wants to? The 
fact that he died is enough. TTie great Dr. 
Dale of Birmingham, England said to his 
assistant pastor one day: "Give up troubling, 

my friend, about how it was possible for God 
to forgive sins and tell them straight that 
Christ died for their sins. It is the fact that 
peoi>le want to know, and not your theory, 
nor mine, as to 'how it was i^ossible or is pos- 
sible. ' ' 

Jesus' death on the Cross not only opened 
up the way to God by bridging the terrible 
chasm sin had made between God and man in 
the beginning, but the Cross is the ' ' way to 
personality." The Cross spells nothing less 
than the fact that Jesus did "the Father's 
will at all costs." Here is the secret of per- 
sonality for every Christian — the doing of 
Crod 's will. Paul puts it, ' ' Christ in j'ou, the 
hope of glory. " Is there not a gauge hero by 
which to measure soul growtli? W'hat are we 
willing to pay for the heavenly convictions we 
claim to have? Would we be willing to let 
the Cross claim us? Suppose we knew we 
would have to die for the Heavenly Will, 
could we tread the way with firm step? In 
the presence of such a question as that I am 
silent. Up until this time I have found it 
mighty hard to live in the glory of that Cross, 
I don't know what it would be to die in the 
shadow of it. Yet is it saying too much to 
say — that a man is not really ready to live 
for a great cause until he is ready to die for 
it? That's the t«st of the Cross and it was 
liecause .Tesus could stand that test that he 
has made the Cross a fashioning mold to per- 

The Cross is the judgment of this world. 
"The people stood beholding." iSomo were 
stolidly indifferent or ignorant of what was 
happening. Others were scoffing. The soldiers 
could gamble for a seamless robe, but seemed 
to care naught for the ''robe of righteous- 
ness' the dying Christ could give them. The 
self righteous moralists could formally seek 
the God who was a little souled, little minded 
God of their own conceptions, hut they 
wanted nothing like a crucified Christ in their 

morals or religion. The dying thief could see 
something of hidden glory through his pain- 
stricken eyes and could cry out — ' ' Lord, re- 
member me"! The friends of Jesus could 
cluster round the foot of the Gross and suffer 
with him. Yes, Brethren, the crowd at the 
Cross that day furnishes but a cross section 
of crowds through the ages since men have 
stood beholding the Cross. Where do you be- 
long in the group of watchers^ ''He that is 
not for me is against me, ' ' is the indictment 
of Jesus. 

The repentant thief who died with Jesus 
bears an important place in the events of that 
fateful day. His was an "eleventh hour" re- 
pentance, but he received the promise. Since 
that moment "death bed repentances" have 
received their due amount of attention and 
glorious records have been written of great 
sinners who have passed into the Great Be- 
yond with a shout of glory on their lips. 'The 
fact that Christ saves one even in the moment 
of death, however, is no reason for men tak- 
ing that way out in preference to the sur- 
rendering of their life to him earlier. One 
has said, ' ' One was saved on the Cross that 
none might despair, and only one that none 
might presume." To wait until the death 
rattle is in our throat before we surrender 
to Divine Love is much like "putting out a 
eandle, and blowing the smoke into God's 

"Today shalt thou be with me in Para- 
dise." What a message for a dying man! and 
what a message for living ones! Today! To- 
day! The minute hands on the face of God's 
clock point to the Eternal Present for us. 
Being with Jesus is not to be merely a future 
joy. TIlo eternal life begins right now. What 
we do and say nO'W — today — guarantees us the 
glory or misery of the future world. Para- 
dise becomes then a state of being, and I can 
be in God's paradise now just by going with 
.Tesus and having him with me That is the 
word: "Today — with. Me — in Paradise." 
'Even .Tesus has told us very little about the 
future, but his whole ministry did emphasize 
the inimediiite present. The world I now live 
(Continued on page 11) 

Eager for Sunday Schools in Hungary 

The Hungary Sunday School Association is 
,in effective organization under the leadership 
r.r .1. N'irtor. SecrctMry. <.f H'lnan.'^t Thi- .\s 
sociatiou was brought into being when that 
country was visited by W. C. Pearce, L. H. D., 
Associate General Secretary of the World 's 
Sunday School Association, about three years 
ago, and he met with them again last sum- 
mer following the World 's Sunday School 
Convention in Glasgow. Mr. Viictor is con- 
stantly addressing mass meetings and groups 
of Sunday school leaders. Frequently a new 
Sunday school is organized, and the teachers 
must often be obtained from those who ne\er 

^'iiiMlriv ^.-hi.ol l'oll..\viir; a ivc-it in 

struction class Mr. Victor wrote concerning 
the teaching force, "S'ome of them were far- 
mers, two were teachers at a secondary school. 

and one was the chief officer of the political 
district. On Sunday, after the class teaching, 
I found all of them had done very well." 

At Korta there was a festival on the occa- 
iion of new bells being placed in the spire. 

Iia I 

war. The pastor was anxious to raise the 
spiritual level of his congregation and com- 
bined this event with a conference on home 
mission work in which one of the chief sub- 
jects was the (Sunday school. .Tust as the o'hil- 
dren gathered the new bells were rung for the time. Here also a number of the young 
farmers were ready to join the school as 
teachers. At Miskols, the to-mi of 999 boot- 
makers, as it is called, about 100 teachers 
gathered from the surrounding country to see 
the demonstration and learn what a Sunday 
school was like. 

FEBRUAEY 25, 1915 


PAGE 11 

Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from pagre 10) 
in can be Paradise to me if I go into it with 
Jesus as my companion; and if I enter it that 
way why can 't I help to make a bit of para- 
dise wherever I happen to be? Suppose the 
"present evil world" is going to the howling 
dogs, it is the best world I know right now, 
and I am out of sympathy with that attitude 
whic'h can with holy words and much show of 
piety consign everything to the Devil while 
the "holy ones" look for Paradise. If the 
economy of God tells me anything, this fact 
is clear: viz., if I can't appreciate tlie gran- 
deur and glory of God's handiwork here how 
in the world will I be able to appreciate it 

hereafter? Therefore the word for me is, 
"Today, thou shalt be with me in Paradise." 
Tetelestai! "It is finished," or rather 
"it has been finished." This Greek word is 
used by no one else in literature as it has 
been used by Jesus. The reason is that no 
one else was ever a.ble toi use it as he did. 
He died knowing that all that concerned him 
has been fulfilled. The Cross therefore, gives 
us the ideal of the complete life. As such the 
cross rightly becomes to the Christian, — "the 
wisdom of God and the power of God ' ' for 
God is engaged in pro'dueing perfection in our 
lives. It should be our aim to strive to work 
in' 'harmony with that Divine plan. There 
may be ofttimes that sense of miserable fail- 
ure and loss in our experience, but if we 

rightly apprehend the truth that ' ' all things 
work together for good to them that love the 
Lord, to as many as are called according to 
his purpose," then apparent failure — as in 
Jesus ' case — may become the most glorioua 
kind of success. Our mortal lives will never 
be able to reae'h the place, — even in death, — 
when we can cry "Tetelestai!;" but we can 
appro.ximate the highest by living for God 
here and now. 

In conclusion, then, the Christ on the Cross 
becomes the epitome of Divine love; the way 
to personality; the focal point of individual 
judgment; the mercy seat of forgiveness; the 
beacon light of divine promise; and the beck- 
oning hand toward the glory of completeness 
in him. 

J. A. OABSXS, President 

Herman Koonts, Aasodate 

Ashland, Oblo. 

Our YouBg People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in The Angelus by Fred C. Vanator.) 


Oeneial Secretary 

Canton, Ohio 


Minneapolis Endeavorers have originated 
the plan of having a soul-winning service 
flag— as a young person is won for Christ, 
they add a star to their flag. 

"Better muddle through your difficulties 
than to become stranded." 

"Call the devil by his right name and you 
will stampede the church." 

' ' The dollar and the scholar sometimes 
make a rare acquaintance. ' ' 

' ' ilany a man settles up with old ago be- 
fore he settles up with his debtors." 

"Many a man has to defend his doubts 
because they are his own children." 

' ' Selfishness in the heart will lead a maji 
to stab his best friend in the back." 

"Talk about others, and you need not be 
surprised if they talk about you." 

"White lies on mothers lips produce black 
ones on the lips of her children. ' ' 

"Count your eggs but remember that the 
hatching will not increase the total." 


By Ida G. Weaver 

( Topic for March 8) 

Being a Christian Every Day 
Proverbs 3:6 

Can you tell me just what a good boy or 
girl should do? Why do we call them good 
— and some others we know bad? 

Yes, you may say to always obey your par- 
ents, to never tell an uutmth, to go to Sun- 
da3' school and church, are little acts which 
distinguish one for the title of good. And it 
is a truth that all these things help to mold 
character and make you the man and woman 

A Prayer 

By Jolm P. GrllUn 

God Almighty, let me pra.y 
Again for that wliich yesterday 
Seemed necessary for today. 
I prayed then that I might do 
Some thing nohla flue, and true; 
I asked a .little help from You. 
You gave me chances more than one, 
But the thing was left undone ; 
I passed them up to have some fun,. 
Weak and foolish, humanly. 
Father, God, I'm only me 
Having eyes that will n.ot see. 
Pray forgive me if you can, 
Let me have a chance again 
To really make myself a man. 
:^11 Chamberlain Avenue, Madisoii, Wis. 

you wish some dayj to be. And so. if you do 
all these things — I shall be glad. 

But I want to tell you about som.o other 
characteristics which prove you are a little 
Christian in your words and deeds. 

Jimmio, what do you have a tongue for? 
Just why do you suppose, God thought you 
needed one? To eat with, you say. Yes, any- 
thing else? To talk with. I guess that is true 
too, isn't it? But sometimes, when you don't 
want to be punished, or when you rather 
choose to play ball than to do an errand — 
what happens to that tongue of yours? It 
wiggles around nervously for a while, then 
it says, "Mother won't know the difference — 
so I'll just tell her I'm sick." And the first 
thing you know you have said something 
which you never can erase from your memory 
— and you feel uncomfortable around the 
heart. You know little unkind acts can he 
forgiven and brushed aside as unwillingly 
committed or accidents — but never can you 
take back one word you have spoken 1 .Tust 
think — never! And that is a terribly long 

But of course our tongues, our hands, our 
feet and our entire body 'do only those things 
which we think of. A wise man once said — 
"That which we ou^ht not do, we should not 

even think of doing. ' ' And I guess you know 
that is true. You would never be so inhumane 
as to tie a tin can to a dog's tail — if you had 
not thought of it first, would you? No, in- 
deed. It is only after we have thought out 
something definite which we wish to do that 
we do them. No — I won't say that either. For 
sometimes people do rash things on impulse 
and the spur of the moment — Which if they 
had taken time out to think, would never 
have been done. So the first two things we 
must learn to do, in order to be Christian — 
are to guard our tongues and to think only 
pure thoughts that can only bring happiness 
to ourselves and others. 

Now, of course, I know you love your little 
friends, that you never get angry at them — 
that you never say mean and ugly words — re- 
member! — so I must conclude that you are 
just little bundles of nerves wrapped up in a 
ball — with only one desire — to love people and 
to have them love you. Wouldn't you like to 
be that kind of a bundle? You bet, I would. 
For .Jesus said we must love everybody, 
everybody — and that means the little boy or 
girl who breaks your kite — who steals your 
.skates and who throws snowballs at you. Yes 
— for Jesus said we must love our enemies — 
and soon they will see we don't hate them 
and will love us in return. 

Now, I wonder why we cannot practice all 
these little big things every day in the year, 
every year in our lives? Let's try it and see 
if, after we have practiced them awhile — we 
can't be as happy as the first robins of spring 
— which soon you shall see. For you know, 
the robin uses his throat and tongue to sing 
with — only — and his little heart just pounds 
with joy when he can come back in the spring 
and summer and make you happy. Yes, I be- 
lieve we can learn a lesson from our little 
friend who never shirks his duty. 

Daily Readings 
M., Mar. 2. Christian tongue. Jas. 1:19-26. 
T., Mar. .3. Christian deeds. Jas. 1:27. 
W., Mar. 4. Christian thoughts. Phil. 4:8. 
T., Mar. 5. Christian meekness. Matt. 5:5. 
P.. :\rar. <i. Christi'ii ch-irU- l.iik" '•'::''. 
S., Mar. 7. Christian love. I Cor. 13:1-7. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

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FEBRUARY 25, 1915 

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Under the Southern Cross 

By C. F. Yoder 

It is now ten days since we waved good- 
ble tr> the homeland and began our voyage of 
seven thousand miles to Argentina. The 
American Legion, on which we are traveling, 
is the fastest boat making this trip. It is 
dedicated to the American Legion and is mod- 
ern in every way. We have everything that 
could be desired for cabins and the table, and 
thus far have had a very pleasant voyage. 
Every day bulletins are distributed contain- 
ing the news items of the day, gathered by 

'There are many prominent people on board, 
but most of the pasesngers are of the worldly 
class. Mr. and Mrs. Kutt of the Mennonite 
Brethren are missionaries enroute to Argen- 
tina with us, and there is one minister, a Mr. 
Smith, who is going to the Pan American 
missionary conference to be held in Montevi- 
deo in March. He preached the first Sunday 
on board and I the second, but most of the 
passengers do not care for church services. 
They have moving pictures, dancing, card play- 
ing and other amusements to take up their 
time. What a reckoning some people will have 
when they give an account of their steward- 
ship of influence. 

We miss our daughters very much but are 
so glad to have Sister Nielsen with us. She 
is a good sailor and is already surprisingly 
proficient in Spanish. We should arrive in Eio 
de Janeiro day after tomorrow and in four 
days more iu Buenos Aires. We crossed the 
equator on Sunday afternoon and the custo- 
mary feast to Neptune was held during which 
the people crossing the line for the first time 
(most of them) were initiated by being 
thrown into the swimming pool. 

We have now left the Northern Dipper be- 
hind and the sun is to the north of us. The 
Southern Gross flames out in its beauty in the 
southern sky and so I change the title to 
my letter. I have written of this constella- 
tion before and this time will quote a few 
lines from a book by Dr. Seiss on "The Gos- 
pel in the Stars." Be says: 

The Southern, Cross 
Strikingly enough, we here come upon a 
figure stationed in the darkest section of the 
heavens, in the lowest part of the sphere, a 
figure of the shameful instniment upon Arhich 
the S'avior died. Humboldt speaks with en- 
thusiasm of this cross set in stars of the 
southern sky. He describes this cross as 
standing perpendicular at the moment when it 
passes the meridian. Up to that moment it 
leans one way and after that moment it be- 
gins to lean the other way. It is therefore a 
convenient and marked timepiece, which the 
people universally observe as such. How of- 
ten do the people begin to say, "Midnight is 
past; the cross begins to bend." 

Formerly the constellation was visible in 
our latitudes, but in the gradual shifting of 
the heavens it has long since sunk away to 
the southward. It was last seen in the lati- 
tude of Jerusalem about the time of our 
Lord's crucifixion. It consists of four bright 
stars placed in the form of a cross, and is by 

far the most conspicuous star group in the 
southern heavens. Standing directly in the 
path of the second decan of Virgo, the virgin, 
the double natured seed of the woman, and 
connecting with Libra, the price of redemp- 
tion, it takes the same place in the celestial 
symbology which the cross of Calvary holds 
in the Christian system. 

He then goes on to show how that nearly 
all the ancient peoples had the sign of the 
cross and traditions of redemption to come 

through it, and connects it with similar tradi- 
tions concerning the other signs of the zodiac 
in an argument to show that the statement in 
Genesis 1:14, that the heavenly bodies are for 
signs, indicates that God purposely formed 
the constellations to bear messages in symbols 
to the inhabitants of the universe. 

Be that as it may it is certainly an easy 
thing to turn from the cross in the sky to the 
One who glorified the cross by his vicarious 
death, and made it a symbol of redemption. 
May Jesus keep us near the cross. 

Eio Cuarto, Argentina. 

What Is Your Answer? 

1 slept and behold I dreamed a dream and 
saw a vision. A Congress of the Universe 
was being held on a star so far away as to be 
scarcely visible from the earth through our 
most powerful telescopes. Other delegates 
were gigantic Martian.s, quaint little Moon- 
men, pompous representatives of other planets 
,'ii)d strange looking figures from unknown 

The assembly — which consisted of some 
thousands of delegates — met in the open air 
beneath a vast dome of over-arching forestry. 
The ilchate? were conducted in a strange lan- 
guage generally understood by most of those 
present but of which I caught the meaning 
only of occasional words. The Earth and its 
affairs seemed insignificant from that remote 
standpoint, and yet I was conscious of the 
fact that it was receiving a good deal of at- 
tention from the assembly. Now and again 
they pointed to the distant speck that I knew 
to be our world and looked at me with curious 
and questioning gaz.e. I felt embarrassed and 

One evening when I was taking a solitary 
stroll, I came upon two of the delegates sit- 
ting on a quiet hillside talking the strange 
langimge that I could with some difficulty 
comprehend. They were looking toward the 
Earth and, from what I caught of the conver- 
sation, were talking earnestly about it. 

"Ami I right," I asked, "in thinking that 
the Congress has been discussing the lEiirth 
and its affairs?" 

"You are qtiite right," replied one of the 
men; "your world is an inscrutable mystery to 
all of us." 

"In what respect?" I inquired. 

"It is said," he explained, "that the Son 
of the Great God himself entered the life of 
your insignificant planet as a human being. ' ' 

"That is true," I replied; and somehow 
that familiar fact seemed more amazing than 
it had ever before appeared. 

"It is even said," continued my compan- 
ion, "that there he did marvelous deeds of 
love, spoke wonderful words of truth, and 
that, in spite of all this, he was rejected, and 
laid down his life for the salvation of the men 
on your small planet. ' ' 

"That is true," I replied. "I cannot ex- 
plain it." 

"But that," replied the spokesman, "Is 

not what seems most astonishing to us. It is 
said that, although the Son of the Great God 
died for the men of your planet nearly two 
thousand years ago and left as his parting 
command to his followers that they should 
tell all their fellowmen of his love and make 
known his way of life, with the promise of 
his power to help them — that nevertheless 
^ery few of your fellowmen on the Earth 
have as yet received his message. Is that 
really so?" 

I felt extremely uncomfortable and could 
only say: "But very many of them have been 
told about it! " 

"Perhaps a third of mankind know some- 
thing of his coming, " I replied, "but they 
are not all his followers." 

' ' Perhaps, ' ' interposed one of my compan- 
ions, ' ' this Earth-delegate will explain the 
situation to the Congress tomorrow?" 

Here I was confronted by the most appall- 
ing difficulty that I had ever known. A sac- 
rifice of God himself for men, a promise of 
iii^ l>o\ver and a command to his followers — 
and yet the commission not carried out in 
nearly 2,000 years! How could I explain, to 
the satisfaction of the Congress, the situation 
that seemed so inexplicable to these represen- 
offer an explanation. 

tati\ es of other globes? I sat there, my face 
buried in my hand, battling my way through 
a surge of stormy thoughts. But the more I 
thought, the more impossible it seemed to 
• • • 

With a shudder, I awoke and behold, it was 
a dream. But the question remains unan- 

Reader, if you were asked to explain the 
situation to delegates from another planet, 
what would vour answer be? 

Obedience to God's law of the tithe adds 
to our personal happiness, our spiritual and 
temporal prosperity, and the building up and 
stabilizing of our Christian character as does 
no other habit in our lives. The only possible 
method by which we laymen can bring our 
religion into practical use to ourselves and 
others every working hour of our daily lives 
is by obedience to the law of the tithe which 
was instituted for the benefit of the tithers 
themselves. — Thomas Kane. 

FEBRUARY 25, 1915 


PAGE 13 



The forward look of our former communi- 
cation has resulted in history as largely fore- 
casted in October, last. The lUrst Brethren 
cluiicli of Dayton, Ohio, under her leadership 
by its aggressive pastor, Dr. Wm. Spencer 
Bell, and his aides with Attorney Orion E. 
Bowman us buperintendeut of the Church 
Bible School is visibly marching forward. 

The Love-Feast of December 7th was a very 
ref ri shiug occasion with a record attendance. 
The White Gift service on Wednesday evening 
of December 24th, was largely attended and 
i'ujoy«d with special music on the Pipe Organ 
by Mr. Bob. rt 'E. Kline, organist, and the evi- 
dence of 44 large baskets of Christmas cheer 
for the needy, with $150 in cash for the 
iS'ational Sunday School Association showed 
the interest of the church school; the decora- 
tions, talks and all was truly fitting for 

The closing Sunday of the year, December 
l.'8th, was a very inspiring and helpful day, 
and we quote from the church calendar the 
words of our pastor: "We, Stand on the Bor- 
der of the New Year Today: As a church we 
have much to rejoice for. 1924 is the 'high 
water' mark of all the years of our history. 
As we face 1925 it is with faith and hope 
and every reason to expect even greater 
things than in t,he past. We bring you the 
New Year's greeting and our wish is found 
in the following wonderful prayer of the 
Apostle Paul — ' For this cause I bow my knees 
unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of 
whom the whole family in heaven and eartb 
is named, that he would grant you, according 
to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened 
with might by his iSpirit in the inner man. 
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by 
faith, that ye, being rooted and grounded in 
love, may be able to comprehend with all 
saints, what is the breadth, and length, and 
height, and to know the love of Christ, which 
passeth knowledge that ye might be filled 
with all the fulhiess of God' (Eph. .3:14-19)." 
At the evening hour a Teacher Training- 
Commencement was held in honor of the nine 
graduates of the class taught by Prof. G. W. 
Brumbaugh, which now gives the school 54 
Teacher Training graduates. tThe Class Ad- 
dress was given on the topic, "Getting Eeady 
for Tomorrow" by Mr. Hermon Eldredge, 
Field Secretary of the Christian church, very 
inspiring and helpful to all. 

The closing weeks of December were very 
busy ones for the active membership and dis- 
trict superintendents of the congregation in 
the preparation by community home prayer 
meetings for the opening of the evangelistic 
campaign by Dr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Miller of 
South Bend, Indiana, Sunday, January fourth. 
The great benefit resulting from the campaign 
of the Millers a year ago to tho congrega- 
tion, made a glad welcome for their return 
for another engagement with this church. The 
unusual crowds from the very beginning of 
the campaign was a guarantee for the success 
of the meetings, with overflow on Saturday 
and Sunday evenings. Mrs. Miller and Miss 

Emma Aboud spoke to over±lov\' crowds in the 
Annex Auditoriums. Dr. and Mrs. Miller 
were never more at their best, and the music 
was supervised by Prof. O. E. Gebhardt, di- 
rector of the choruses and Mr. Bobert Earl 
Kline, at the organ supplemented at stated 
times with the Eodeheaver Male Singers, 
which gave special inspirational help to the 
meetings. Over 190 came forward in the 
three weeks of the continued services. Clos- 
ing on Monday night with a jubilie service, 
to the surprise of every one, 15 made the 
good start which resulted in great rejoicing, 
and we left the church in a snow storm after 
eleven o'clock, and started the Millers home 
at midnight, sorry to have them leave so 
soon. To this date over 100 have united with 
the congregation in fellowship, with many 
more anticipated, and baptism is administer- 
ed thri e and four times a week. May God 
bless the Millers, and all the earnest workers 
as well as the lambs of the fold. Continue 
tu pray for us at First Brethren at Dayton. 
Corresponding Secretary. 


The Johnstown revival is now a matter of 
history with that church. ' ' The numbering of 
the people," forbidden by Moses and the sin 
of David, we will leave to Brother Ashman! 
We just want to say through the columns of 
The Evangelist that it was one of the most 
refreshing seasons of spiritual blessing that 
we have ever passed through. If our work 
there proved a blessing to the Brethren, no 
less did it prove a blessing to us. 

First of all, we want to say here that we 
never spoke in a more handsome auditorium 
than that of The First Brethren church of 
Johnstown. It is beautiful, restful, worship- 
ful. TTie acoustics are absolutely perfect. It 
was built with this in view, and was accom- 
plished. We congratulate them, and rejoice 
with them. Moreover, no mortgage hangs 
over this building like a pall. Everj' dollar is 
provided for. 

We have heard it said that you cannot have 
good congregational singing with a pipe- 
organ. Well, we believed that until we went 
to Johnstown. We believe it no longer. If 
you cannot be convinced that that idea is an 
error, make a visit some time to the Johns- 
town church. And what an organist they do 
have in Miss Effie Goughnour! A church ma^' 
dig up the wherewith for a fine pipe-organ, 
such as this church surely has, but to dig up 
an Effie Goughnour to play it would be a 
harder task. And, a loyal choir is no small 
part of the musical progTam there. The bap- 
tismal scene in that beautiful baptistry, when 
the lights are low, and the great organ softlj' 
whispering, "Shall we meet beyond the 
river, " is a scene that will live in memory. 

Brother Ashman is to be congratulated in 
having back of him a band of young men and 
women who know how to do personal work, 
and who know how to pray. The number of 
them in a church of that size ought to be 
increased, but nevertheless those that he has 

are of the sort that would make the heart of 
any pastor glad. 

This is the first evangelistic campaign we 
have ever passed through with Brother Ash- 
man as pastor of the church. Our work with 
him must ever remain one of the fondest mem- 
ories af life. It was, an absolute joy to be in 
his home with his fine family of children, with 
his loyal help-meet, and to work at his side. 
Brother Ashman knows well the sort of sup- 
port and encouragement an evangelist appre- 
ciates, and gave it to us without stint or 
limit. It was the best advertised meeting we 
ever held. And while visible results were not 
so great as in some others, yet, the results 
when viewed from the standpoint of the num- 
ber of unconverted people who could be per- 
suaded to attend the meeting, was gratifying. 
Brother Ashman is the sort of a pastor who 
keeps his field pretty well gleaned; and, 
man has to "go some" if he has numbers in 

AVe realized this before we were there many 
days, and we made the quickening of the 
spirtiual life of the church one of the prin- 
cipal goals of the meeting. Brother Ashman 
certainly is to be congratulated in what he 
has accomplished along these lines since in 
Johnstown. We gave him every assistance at 
this point we could. He said over and over 
to me while there: "Brother Bauman, the 
trouble in Johnstown is not an apostacy in 
in doctrine so much as an apostacy in life!" 
And, we believe he was right. One thing sure, 
on the whole, the preachers of Johnstown are 
not caught in the drift into apostacy in doc- 
trine as they are on the Pacific Coast. 

One happy part of our visit to Johnstown 
was our fellowship in the homes of Brother 
and S'ister Jones, of the Conemaugh church; 
and, of Brother and Sister Wood, of the Mor- 
rellvUle church. There are three loyal Breth- 
ren pastors in Johnstown, and we know that 
the faith so dear to us all will not suffer while 
these good men remain on the job. 

We almost forgot to mention that on the 
last night of the meeting, at the close of the 
last service, the young men's class and the 
young women's class of the Sunday school 
presented us with a pocket book with a clean 
new ten dollar bill in it, which we appreciated 
very much as a token of their love and es- 
teem. The Brotherhood of Alexander Mack 
put themselves back of a social hour (or two) 
at the close of the last service, serving a real 
supper and refreshments that made the body 
rejoice. Neither body, soul, nor spirit, was 
neglected in that meeting. It was after the 
clock struck the midnight hour that we re- 
luctantly left the church. Four weeks of ser- 
vice there had endeared to us more than ever 
a people who became dear to us sixteen years 
before in a former meeting held when Brother 
W. 8. Bell was pastor. 

We are now engaged in a revival with 
Brother Allen Wheatoroft, pastor of the Third 
Brethren church of Philadelphia. Our address 
while here is 3502 North Water Street, Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania. We were to have held 
this meeting in the new church. But the 

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church is uot yet completed. There have been 
some difficulties, but thes« seem to be out of 
the way now, and a few weeks more and this 
church will be housed in one of the best 
homes in the brotherhood. We arc very sorry 
it could not be completed before our arrival, 
for we fear we .shall be greatly handicapped 
for room in the present building. It looks 
that way now. Not much can be done if the 
sinners we seek to reach cannot get into the 
building. They can hardly get their Sunday 
school into the building they now have. 
Brethren, pray for us. 



Having served as pastor of this charge for 
nine years and after an absence of about 
eighteen years, it was my privilege to return 
for a three weeks' revival which was highl}' 
enjoyed by the writer. l"he visible results of 
the campaign were not what we had expected, 
and worked for, but I have learned long ago, 
when I do my best to meekly submit results 
to HIM whom we serve. I leave that part of 
the report for the pastor to make. Rev. 
Thomas F. Howell is the pastor and I found 
in him a true yokefellow ;!nd greatly enjoyed 
working with him and also being entertained 
in his comfortable home. Brother and Sister 
Howell certainly made my stay a pleasant 
one, and it made me sad to say goodbye. 

Brother Howell and his good wife have 
done a tine piece of work at Bethel and I 
hope that good success may continue indeli- 
nitely. They have succeeded in reviving the 
work at Bethel and I hopiO that good success 
may continue indefinitely. They have suc- 
ceeded in reviving the work to wonderful 
proportions until, as I sense the outlook, it is 
the brightest ever. A splendid Bible school 
which now taxes the capacity of their edifice, 
a Woman 's Missionary Society doing fine work 
and a Christian Endeavor iSociety that "need- 
oth not to be ashamed" in any communtiy. 
Bethel is a rural church five miles from town, 
and with everj' essential for becoming a 
strong communtiy center for Brethrenism. 

The farmers in this section have been hard 
hit, for three years by crop failure, and with 
low prices for their products and high prices 
for what they have to buy, but with a few 
crops like they had last year they will again 
bo on their feet. When farmers have to buy 
feed at a high price or sell stock at a low 
price, there is a kind of depreciation of farm 
life. I am still convinced that this church is 
properly located and the people of the com- 
munity not only want, and need the church 
there but they want to sfto it grow and more 
room will be the need in the not far off 

So I want to say to the brotherhood, th;it 
Bethel is on the map and the good Brethren 
stock is not being affected by "race suicide." 
I wish this might be said of all communities. 
It was very interesting to me to meet those 
who were small children when I left there, 
now to see them heads of families. To the 
Bethel people I want to say I cherish the 
memory of those three weeks laboring with 
you. Henry Ford made it possible for me to 
rim down to South Haven and shake hands 

with u goodly number of Brethren and friends 

Also had the privilege of making a brief 
%isit at Fort Scott, preaching twice and at- 
tended a business meeting on my way to Mul- 
vane and preaching Tuesday and Wednesday 
evenings on my way home. I found the peo- 
ple of that mission church zealous in faith 
and anxious to go forward in the name of 
Christ to greater things and gave them en- 
couragement which they received with appre- 
ciation. I was rejoiced to meet so manj' old 
friends and to again point them to ' ' the Lamb 
of God that taketh away the sin of the 
world. ' ' Fort Scott is a good field for Breth- 
renism, it is my home town, (if I have any), 
the location is ideal and there is faith there 
that can never be shaken. This pulpit is now 
vacant and the present need is a suitable man 
to shepherd the flock. The district mission 
Board is endeavoring to assist the mission in 
supplying that need. Please remember these 
points at the throne of Grace. 

L. G. WOOD. 


W'c do not make very much noise of the 
work which we are doing, but we are inter- 
ested and concerned in the work neverthek'ss. 
Last month we had Louis S. Bauman with us 
for a week. He gave us a full week of in- 
teresting and helpful variety of sermons. 
Some of the subjects were wholly Bible study 
topics and some were evangelistic themes. If 
you have ever had the pleasure of hearing Rev 
Bauman, you certainly know how we felt as 
the closing sermon came. However, he has 
promised to come back this way again and 
then he will be with us two or three days 
again. Rev. John Parr is our minister. He 
gives us two messages a week from the Holy 
Bible and not from the tongues of the mod- 
ernists and world reformers. 

We have a good attendance, averaging 
about 100 in our Sunday school work. Our 
school has eleven classes. On February 15th, 
our township had a convention of the Sunday 
schools at our church. Our Sunday evening 
sermon is preceded by the Christian Endeavor 
work. Our society is composed of old and 
young people which has a tendency to make 
the service more uplifting and a greater il- 
luminator to our community. And last but 
not least is the mid-week prayer meeting, 
which is sometimes called the lungs of an ac- 
tive church. CLARK S'IPE. 


I believe that the readers of The Evangelist 
will be interested in hearing of the work that 
is being done here in the Louisville church, 
and as their new secretary, submit the follow- 
ing report: 

On .January 1st, we closed a very success- 
ful year. The finance, the interest and at- 
tendance have been one of the best, we be- 
lieve, in the history of our church. 

We completed the new parsonage last fall 
which, we may say, is practically paid for, 
considering that the loan that was made, 
amounting to approximately $1,200, has been 
covered by personal notes and pledges. The 
parsonage was built at a cost of over $5,000, 
and consists of eight rooms and bath, with all 

modern conveniences. X-'lans are now under 
discussion for remodeling the church, which 
will modernize our Sunday school department. 
Last (Saturday evening, the ladies of the 
church served a chicken supper down town, 
the proceds of which will be used toward this 

Our pastor, who has been serving us faith- 
fully for the past two years, and who, in ad- 
dition to his pastoral duties has been super- 
vising the music in the public schools of this 
city and township, was recalled the first of 
the year, with a substantial increase in sal- 
ary, Tfith the understanding that he discon- 
tinue his work in the schools and devote his 
entire time to the work of the chnrch. He 
has decided, however, not to consider the offer, 
though he has agreed to remain until June 

'The church has made veiy marked progress 
in the manner of conducting their business 
affairs during Rev. Byers' ministry with us. 
One thing was a change of organization in 
which a moderator was elected to preside at 
:iil Board and Business meetings, thus permit- 
ting the pastor to remain neutral on all mat- 
ters of business, should he see fit to do so. 
Another very important aecomplihsment was 
the framing and adoption of a Church Con- 
stitution and By-laws. 

We are at present in the midst of a two 
weeks' revival, being conducted by our pas- 
tor. We are hoping, working and praying 
that these meetings will be of real spiritual 
benefit to this entire community. 

Rev. Byers' strong religious convictions, his 
pleasing personality and fine Christian spirit 
have won for him a large circle of friends in 
and about Louisville, and it is with reluc- 
tance that we are letting him go. Our pray- 
ers will go with him into his new field of 
labor, wherever his new connection may be. 
I. F. BRATTEN, Secretary. 


A live letter from a dead chuxdi 

We know you have all read the recent re- 
ports given in ' ' T%e Brethren Evangelist by 
our pastor, W. A. Crofford, and our evangelist, 
A. E. Thomas, but we feel there is still more 
to be said, for little old Mt .Pleasant. 

D. L. Moody in teaching students for the 
ministry said that some of them got restless 
at the end of three weeks. He told them it 
took God three generations to build a tree, 
but only three weeks to make a squash. We 
aim to be trees, rooted and grounded, in the 
faith of our Lord, and S'avior, Jesus Christ. 

For we through the Spirit wait for the 
hope of righteousness by faith. Galatious 5:5. 

Instead of being dead, we were waiting and 
praying for the manifestation of the Spirit, 
and thank God, he gave us the victory, and 
we ' ' are happy on the way. ' ' 

The recent revival held by Brother A. (E. 
Thomas was the best ever held in the Mt. 
Pleasant church, both .spiritually and in the 
number of conversions. We had the loyal sup- 
port of most of the other churches in town, 
in the way of attendance, singing and prayers, 
the three Camlin brothers of iScottdale, 
Pennsylvania, were wonderful in their singing 
and leading the music. 

Our good Brother Crofford said that had not 

FEBRUARY 25, 1915 


PAGE 15 

some sowing been done, another could not 
have reaped the harvest. Galatians 0:7 tells 
us that what a man soweth, that shall he also 
reap. Brother Grofford has been "sowing" 
tor twelve years, and it has just reaped 
("ripped"). Praise the Lord for the "rip- 
ping ' ' power, that caused so many to tear 
away from their sins and confess Christ. 

As usual when it came to paying the bill, 
we went right over the top with ilying col- 

We ask the prayers of the brotherhood in 
our behalf, that we may stand fast in the 
faith, and continue to grow, both spiritually 
and in numbers. 

GEO. KING, Spiritual Life Director. 
THOENLEY STOUT, Stewardship and Tith- 


General fund 

Mrs. P. A. Early, Nappaueo, Ind., M $ 5.00 

Br. Gh. & S. S., Maurertown, Va , . , 80.50 

Br. Oh., Canton, Ohio, Misc., 67.50 

Frank Lindower, M 10.00 

Harry Bechtel, M 5 00 

Wm. Zellars, M 5.00 

F. C. Vanator, M 5.00 

F. E. Clapper, M 5.00 

Mrs. J. A. Guilev, M 5.00 

J. J. Hang, M 5.00 

H H. Herbruck M 5.00 

Vina Snyder, M 15.00 

Frank Smith, M 5.00 

Gladys Spice, M 5.00 

Mrs. F. Sutton, M 5.00 

Inez Summers, M 5.00 

Total, $152.50 

Br. Ch., Falls City, Neb , Misc., 32.25 

Guy Lichty, M 6.80 

B. F. Slagle,, M 5.00 

J. G. Dodds, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Kimmel, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. S. Lichty, M 5.00 

J. S. C. Spickerman, M 5 00 

E. A. Maust, M lO.dO 

A. B. Cover, ■ M 5.00 

Mrs. Anne Lichty, M 5.00 

Marie Lichty M 5.00 

Total $ 134.05 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C. (Add.), .. 5.00 

Br. Oh. McKee, Pa., Misc., 25.00 

W. M. S., M 10.00 

W. W. Wertman, M 5.00 

W. S. Wineland, M 5.00 

S. E. Campbell, M 5.00 

Total, 50.00 

Br. Cli., Lathrop, Cal., Misc., 32.00 

John Coykendall, M 10.00 

Wm. Eyhner M 8.00 

Total, 50.00 

Br. Ch , Harrisonburg, Va., Misc., . . 34.00 

Mrs. J. M. Bowman, M 5.00 

J. M. Bowman M 5.00 

Total, $ 44.0U 

Br. Ch., Whittier, Cal., Misc., 14.25 

Alice Akers, M 5.00 

Roland Akers, M 5.00 

Maryon Coffman, M 5.00 

E. L. Gulp, M 10.00 

Mrs. E. L. Gulp, M 5.00 

George Florv, M 5.00 

Mrs. Geo. Flory, M 5.00 

Jeff Henderson, M 5.00 

Junior Dept. S'. S., M 5.00 

Gus McKey M 25.00 

Amelia McKey, M 25.00 

A. V. Kimmell, M 5.00 

C. iS. Kreiter, M 5.00 

Cora Palmer, M 5.00 

Mary E. Ramsy, M 5.00 

Mr.'& Mrs. J. W. Eoutledge, . . .M 5.0n 

Mrs. J. N. Waer M 5.00 

A. D. Warne M 5 00 

Total, $ 209.25 

Mrs. E. Boring, Thornville, O., ...M $ 2 50 

Mr. & Mrs. P. C. Studebaker, Ed- 

wardsville. 111., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Waynesboro, Pa., Misc., .... 50.81 

A Friend 10.00 

J. P. Horlacher, M 5.00 

Mrs. V. E. Koontz, M 5.00 

Dessie M. Hollinger, M 5.00 

Mrs. 0. D. Snider, M 5.00 

C. E. Society, M 5.00 

J. E. Cordell, M 5.00 

Philathea Bible Class, M 5.00 

Men 's Bible Class, M 5.00 

C. D. Shetley, M 5.00 

Total, $ 130.56 

Br. Ch. (Calvary) Pittstown, N. J, 22.00 

Mrs. Jessie Good, Sturgis, Mich., M 7.00 

Br. Ch„ Pittsburgh, Pa , 150.00 

Br. Ch., Falls City, Neb. (Add.) 50 

Florence Cleaver, M 25.00 

Br. Ch., Summit Mills, Pa., 14.50 

Mr. & Mrs. W. O. Ringler, Somerset, 

Pa., 3.00 

V. H. Armstutz, Smithville, Ohio, . . . 4.75 

Br. Ch., Eau Claire, Wis., 4.50 

Br. Ch., Muncie, Ind., 01.75 

Eosalie Garrett, M 5 flO 

Fred Kennedy, M 5.00 

Curtis Cruea, M 5.00 

Elizabeth Cruea, .M 5.00 

Edna Garrett, M 5.00 

Flora Yoe, M 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baer, M 5.00 

Total, 70.00 

Br. Ch. (First) Johnstown, Pa., Misc , 100.00 

Loyal Women's Bible Class, ....M 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. K. Bole, M 5.00 

Mrs. Berwyn Evans, M 2.50 

Benjamin Goughnour, M 20.00 

Lottie Heilman, M 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Holsinger, ...M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Eingler, M 3.00 

Lucy Eipple, M 5.00 

Mary A. Eeplogle, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Struckman, .. .M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Eobert Sigg, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Albeit Trent, M 5 ,00 

Total, $ 195.40 

Br. Oh., Hagerstown, Md., Misc., ... 29 57 

.Junior Dept. S. S., M 50 00 

Primary Dept. S. S., M 35.00 

Men 's Bible Class, 50.60 

Willing Church Workers' Class, M 27.39 

Loyal Circle Bible Class, M 26.52 

W. G. Barnheisel & Family, M 32.00 

N. E. Fahrney, M 5.00 

C. Frank Myers, M 5.00 

David Schindel, M 5.00 

J. I. Hereter, M 5.00 

Ella Bovev., M 500 

H. M. Musselman, M 5.00 

Alice 0. iSchindel, M .5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. J. M. Tombaugh, . . .M 5.00 

F. N. Fahrney, M 5.00 

Marie Eohrer, M 5.00 

M. B Ridenour M 5.00 

Mrs. F. S. Lowman, M 5.00 

Delia Cross M 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. G. C. Carpenter, . . .M 5.00 

Mrs. W. H. Beachley, M 5.00 

Ethel Lehman, M 5.00 

H. O. Keplinger, M ^ 5.00 

A. Roy Sprec'her, M ' 5.00 

L. A. Sponseller, M 5.00 

Total, $ 309.58 

Br. Ch. (2nd), Los Angeles, Cal. ... 42 20 

Br. Ch., Des Moines, Iowa, Misc 6.00 

G. T. Ronk, . . M 5.00 

Total, 11.00 

Br. Ch., Denver, Ind., 10.55 

Br. Ch., Sunnyside, Wash., 68.35 

Total $ 70.85 

Br. Oh., Mansfield, Ohio, 6.00 

G. W. Riddle, Racket, W. V,a., M 5 00 

N. D. Wright, Racket, W. Va., ..M 5.00 

Susie Anderson, New Lebanon. O., M 5.00 

(To be continued.) 

By Miss Nonnie M. Cufi 

Behind my life th© weaver stands and works 
his wondrous will^ 

I leave it in his alwise hands, and trust Ms 
perfect skill; 

Should niystery enshroud his plan, and my 
short sight or dim, 

I wiU not try the whole to scan, but leave 
each thread to him. 

Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttles 
cease to fly, 

'Shall God imfold the pattern and explain the 
'reasons why. 

The dark threads were as needful in the Mas- 
ter's skillful hand 

As the threads ,ot; gold and silver in the pat- 
tern which he planned. 

"The cure of feeble faith is alone to be 
found in the invigoration of our whole spir- 
itual life by intereours« with God." 


The readers of the E\augelist 1 am sure 
will rejoice in hearing the news of a great 
awakening in the form of a revival just closed 
in Listie, Pennsylvania. 

Ever since we have started out this year 
we think of how the Lord surely gave us of 
the riches of his Grace in Christ Jesus. Each 
time it seemed to overflow to the limit. But 
because it is unlimited and gracious we are 
still reporting the greatest meeting of the 
year. Word comes to us that Mt. Pleasant 
still is feeling the evidences if the Holy 
Spirit's power. The waters of baptism are 
being troubled and Pastor Grofford is seeing 
people coming under the power of God. There 
are now fifty-four confessions there. Praise 
his Name forever. 

Now about Listie. Our meetings closed on 
Sunday evening, February 15, after three in- 
tensive weeks of evangelism. Brother Baker 
who is the pastor, lives in Johnstown and 
works in the Cambria Steel Company and goes 
there every two weeks to break the bread of 
life to these people. He could only be with 
us on Sundays and because of the illness of 
his wife the time we spent together was very 
little. But the little group of people here 
was not to be denied. A finer lot of people 
you will not find anywhere. l"hey are a hard 
working class, chiefly miners, big hearted and 
liberal. The attendance at the meetings was 
great and the interest all that could be de- 
sired. iSoon the building was too small to 
take care of the people who came, many peo- 
ple going home because of the crowded con- 
ditions. The net results were 105 confessing 
the Lord as Savior and Master. Happy? Well 
I should say! After three hard services on 
the closing day we rejoiced to see the people 
working their way through the crowd to the 
front to accept the Lord, until 28 in all came. 
Husbands came to join their wives and wives 
came to join their husbands. Families were 
united in the blessed faith. Also the church 
had been hindered by internal strife. This 
was healed over and now through the Grace 
of God a united front will be taken by this 
people against sin and wickedness. It was 
the greatest single church victory we have 
ever enjoyed. Brother Baker and myself have 
already baptized around forty and there is a 
large number ready to receive the rites when 
Pastor Baker returns to preach later. Some 

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FEBRUARY 25, 1915 

will go to other cliurohes. fciomt) who "vvcrt; 
entirely lost to the uhuroh are back ou the 
Job. Kuch a revival as this is certainly a real 
visitation of God upon the people. 

The music was \v«;ll handled by Mrs. Oorlie 
of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a member of the 
(Jhurch of the Brethren, yhe is very efficient 
and well able to do such work. Another fea- 
ture was the childreus ' choir which He organ- 
ized at the beginning. Bright little tots they 
were and how they did sing the praises of 
him who while here upon earth did take the 
little children in his arms and blessed them. 
Alt. Pleasant came in delegations. Some 
friends came from .Scottdale, and some from 
Johnstown. Such spiritual visitors are a joy 
to anj' that love the Lord. Come again. 
Brethren. Other things could be mentioned 
but my article must not be too long. 

However, I do want to take this opportu- 
nity to say that the Evangelistic and Bible 
Study league is to be congratulated in mak- 
ing .such meetings as these possible. It aims 
to go into needy fields such as this, sending 
its gospel of loyalty to Christ and the Book. 
We too, felt honored in being able to work 
for them at this place. But listen, dear read- 
ers, Listie church, blessed wonderfully by 
God, sends to the league a splendid offering, 
the best yet for the time we were there, 
which out of the fuUrtess of their hearts they 
gave. They are not rich but gave because 
they were thankful. 

In closing, the evangelist who writes this 
article feels that he too has many things to 
be thankful for. Pennsylvania knows how to 
take care of us and they did. They did all 
they could to keep the health of the preacher 
in great shape so that he eould do his best. 
Also they remembered the folks at home, who 
who are keeping the home fires burning. The 
many letters and gifts sent to Mrs. Thomas 
and Dorcas June by friends whom they do 
not know personally certainly helps them to 
do their part in making the work successful. 

Wei are at home for a few days. Then we 
blaze a trail for the Middle West again, and 
by the time you read these lines we will be 
in Kansas, if the Lord tarries. 

We begin next iSunday, the 22nd at Mo- 
Ijouth, Kansas, a single church meeting, then 
we move to Noreatur, Kansas, where we will 
liold a union meeting in the town. We will 
be assisted here by a choir director, Mr. Wal- 
ter Camlin, who will cast his lot with me and 
together we will work when the opportunity 
presents itself. After a short Pre-Easter 
meeting at Partis, Kansas, will wind up our 
western visit. 

Pray for us while out there, and don't for- 
get to pray for the little church at Listie that 
God may help them to bear the great respon- 
sibility of caring for those committed to them. 

the early past of his pastorate when other 
churches had urgently beckoned to him, but 
he had been unwilling to leave the people to 
whom ho was devotedly attached. And his 
work had been efficient to the verj^ end. Jlost 
of the members had known no other jiastor. 
He had buried the dead, had said the words 
which established new homes, had been the 
friend of the boys and remained their friend 
when they had grown into manhood and hail 
taken the places left vacant by their fathers. 
But now the end has come. Conscientiously 
the old man, now seventy-five, had laid down 
the burden. 

A friend remarked to him: "Now that you 
have retired, of course provision of some kind 
has been made for your old age?" 

"No, I can't say that there has," said the 
old minister slowly. ''Somehow I have not 
been able to save any money." 

"And we all know the reason why," 
laughed the other, who was a railroad con- 
ductor. "Everybody in trouble came first of 
all to you. Now, honestly, did you ever. turn 
any one away empty handed?" 

"T cannot just say as to that," stammered 
the old man. 

"Well, I can; but what I want to know is. 
hasn't the church or denomination made any 
provision for you now that you must give up 
active work?" 

The old man shook his head and did not 

"That's a shame! That's a disgrace! " said 
the conductor. "I have been with this road 
only twenty-three years, and next November 
I shall retire, and the company will pay me 
a pension as long as I live." 

"And I am glad," said the old man. 

"So am I — for myself; but what I cannot 
understand is why the Christian church, whose 
members sometimes find a great deal of fault 
with the railroads because they think they are 
not altogether fair in their dealings, should 
fall so far behind the despised corporation in 
dealing with the men who have served it 
faithfully. Do you know, dominie? Can you 
explain it?" 

The old minister shook his head as he said 
slowly. "Perhaps they have not thought of it 
i n that way. ' ' 

Better salaries while they are serving and 
pensions when too old to serve — for this 
The Expositor stands and has stood from the 
day of its founding. — Selected by J. L. Kim- 
mel, 'Treasurer Superannuated Ministers' 


In a little incident, which appears in a con- 
temporary, many will recognize a familiar 
picture. It is that of the old minister who, 
after giving all of the best years of his life 
to the work, is at last dropped as of no more 
use for active service, and — utterly unpro- 
vided for. 

The old preacher had served his church ex- 
actly forty-six years. There had been days in 

Yes, I am interested in hunting; I like a 
good dog. O, you have several fine dogs! 

You prefer the pointer? Well, he is gen- 
erally a bit more rapid, takes a wider range. 
and covers the field quicker, most hunters 
think. By the way, here is a pretty kennel; 
you mui*t have your most valuable dog in this 
one. O, there he is! How fat and sleek and 
fine he looks!' No good for hunting! Too old; 
don't use him at all. That's interesting and 
pathetic as well. May I just make a note of 
what you have said? I shall need it. Slowly 
now, and I will write it down. 

You got 'him when he was young; you used 
him six years, which is about the number of 

years that a dog remains active, alert, and 
pleasant to hunt with. He served you weU, 
went through the weeds and briars, over 
fences and ravines, found the birds and 
pointed them. When you shot, he broug'ht the 
dead birds, to your feet, faithful and dutiful. 
Now he is too old to hunt; you have given 
him the best house in the kennel yard and 
provided him the best food. You have 'him 
bathed and groomed as if he were your most 
active dog; you are going to treat him thus 
till he dies, just because you appreciate his 
past ser.-ices. Thank you, that's fine. You 
desire to give some directions about the dogs. 
Certainly. Just leave me here with this fine, 
old dog until you return. 

Well, ray fine dog, we are 'here alone — an 
old dog and an old Methodist preacher. You 
have served your day, and I have served mine. 
I, too, my good dog, started w'hen I was yotmg; 
I have gone over the rough places, have had 
many a scratch and scar. I have come to the 
close of many a day like yourself — tired and 
hungry. We are both done with our active 
work. You have such a comfortable house; 
your food and keep is sure ; the one whom you 
have served appreciated your past services. I 
do not envy you, my good dog — you deserve 
all this — ^but somehow I can't keep the tears 
back. I do not wish to be a dog, but some- 
how I wish. — 

Back, tears! Hero conies the owner of the 
dog kennel. 

Ready to go, eh? Let me pat the old dog 
ou the head. Good-bye, old dog. Somehow 
my visit to j'ou has made me sad. — ^Dr. George 
R. Stuart. 


C.\SKET-HARTZLER— Mr. Vernon H. 

Caskey of Orrville and Miss Mary Gail Hartz- 
ler of Sterling, Ohio, were united in marriage 
at the home of the undersigned in Mansfield, 
on November 25, 1924. The bride is the daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hartzler of Ster- 
ling. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Andrew^ Caskey of Orrville. Both are mem- 
bers of the Smithville-Sterling congregation. 
May G-od richly bless them with many hap- 
py days. Ceremony by the writer, 


MITTERL.ING-CROUCH— ,At the home of 
the bride, on the evening of December 20th. 
in the presence of near relativs, Mrs. Sarah 
Mitterling and Mr. R. S. Crouch were united 
in marriage. After the ceremony a delght- 
ful dinner was served. Mrs. Mitterling is a 
loyal, faithful member of tire South Bend 
Brethren church and she and her husband 
have the best wishes of many friends. They 
will reside on a farm near Warsa\\^, Indiana. 
The marriage service was performed by the 
undersigned. W. H. BBACHLER. 

MORE-WEYBRIGHT--At the home of the 
bride, at noon January 4th, In the presenet. 
of a large concourse of friends. Miss Oneta 
More and Mr. Cleo Weybrlght were joined in 
marriage, the double ring ceremony being 
used. Both parties have lived In South Bend 
and w^ill continue their residence here. The 
bride Is a member of the South Bend Breth- 
ren churchc, and both are hig-hly respected 
and deserving young people, and the good 
■R^lshes of a large circle of friends go with 
them. Follow^lng the marriage a sumptuous 
dinner was served. The undersigned per- 
formed this service. WM. H. BEAHCLER. 

■ COLLINS-JONES — Mr. Oris CooUins and 
Miss Viola F. Jones, both of near OakvlUe. 
Indiana, were united In marriage at the 
bride's home on December 24, 1924. The bride 
is a daughter of Mrs. Molly Jones and a 
faithful member of the Oakvllle Brethren 

These young people plan to make their fu- 
ture home on the farm with the bride's moth, 
er. The best wishes of their many friends go 
with them for a long, happy and useful life. 

May God's blessing abide in them. Cere- 
mony by the writer S. LOWMAN. 

rjcrlirij Pa. 


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Seven Reasons 

For a Family Altar 

1. A Family Altar in your home will send you forth to your 
daily tasks with a cheerful heart, stronger for work, truer 
to duty and more determined to glorify God. 

2. A Family Altar in your home will bring you strength to 

meet discouragements, disappointments and unexpected ad- 

3. A Family Altar in your home will make you conscious 
throughout each day of the sustaining companionship of 

4. A Family Altar in your home will sweeten your home life, 
dissolve misunderstandings and relieve friction. 

5. A Family Altar in your home will largely determine the 
eternal salvation of your children. 

6. A Family Altar in your home will assist the work of your 
Pastor and stimulate the life of your Church. 

7. A Family Altar in your home will be an example to the 
other homes for a richer life of service and devotion to God. 

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Rebuiiaing tae Famity Altar^Editor 

Is It True — Editor, 

Editorial Eeview, 

The Purpose of the Holy Spirit— L. G. Wood, 

Cultivating the Devotoinal Life of Girls — Mrs. E. M. Riddle, 

Cultivating the Devotional Life of Boys — -W. O. Nish, 

A Scolding — G. C. Carpenter, 

The Revival the Church is Needing — C. C. Grisso, 

Our Wor.ship Program — Editor, 


ytiength from Daily Devotions — Goldie Richards, 
Notes on thi! .*>. S. Lesson — Edwin Boardman, . . . 
.A ^ :iritiii;e.-- -iini Disadvantage.'; of the Uniform Le: 

M. Lyon, 

Ashland College Night— E. M. Riddle, 11 

.Junior G. E. Notes — Ida G. Weaver, 11 

'' 1-.- ■'■ H-iv/> •, (lliiirch of Missions';' 12 

Evangelizing Power of the Bible,- 12 

News from the Field, 13-16 


Rebuilding the Family Altar — Are We Seriously Trying? 

The breakdown of the family altar is universal, and is as widely 
admitted. There is no disagreement as to the fact. Ministers and 
laymen alike know all too well that the home in which divine wor- 
ship is a part of the daily program is indeed rare. In a recent relig- 
ious survey in which we gave assistance, we visited from house to 
house for half a day, stopping only long enough to gather a few 
statistics, and we found one home in which famity worship was a 
daily custom. This is but a sample of a .situatiou that is generally 
recognized to exist among Christian people everywhere. We do not 
argue it; we only acknowledge it. 

But the problem that perplexes us is whether \ve really cure. Are 
we concerned about it? Do we look upon the bieakdown of the 
family altar as a matter of any great moment.' Or do we consider 
it with indiffcrencct Is it merely an antiquated form of religious 
expression that served its day well but is not essential, nor even 
important, to the highest attainment of Cliristian dcxotion and char- 
acter in this advanced and complex twentieth century life? It is 
true that some of our outstanding church leaders have taken a 
positive attitude in its favor. By conference resolutions wo have 
expressed our belief in its importance and in forward; movement pro- 
grams we have given conspicuous space to plans for its promotion. 
But still we have not discovered, with only slight exception, any 
serious effort toward the rebuilding of the family altar. And what 
it' even more saddening, by numerous inquiries made in person and 
by correspondence during the last six months, we have not detected 
any great concern about the situatiou. This general lack of concern 
on the part of ministers and lay leaders alike is the thing that causes 
us greatest concern and makes us feel that we are really putting 
forth no serious effort to rebuild the family altar, notwithstanding 
our program goals and numerous conference resolutions to the con- 

S'ome are accepting the situation very philosophically as inevi- 
table and insurmountalile. The spirit of the age is against it, they 
say,, and so are the multiplied and diversified interests of the average 
home. We are not the home-abiding people that we once were. 
There is scarcely any time in the day when all the family may be 
gathered together even for a little while, so they teU us. And we 
must admit that there is very much truth in what they say. And 
then they conclude, some of them, that the old time family altar 
cannot be practiced in our present-day life. Perhaps this too is in 
a measure true. And yet we are wondering if we are not giving 
wajr too easily to the pressure of material things and allowing them 

to crowd out of our lives those things that make for our spiritual 
and eternal welfare? Is it true that all the things that enter into 
the program of the modern home, if it is so crowded that nothing 
more can be added are so important that none could be dropped to 
give place to a few minutes of divine worship? If we really consid- 
ered family worship important enough could we not, would we not. 
find place for it? Is it not true that the big difficulty lies in the 
fact that Christian people are jjartaking so much of the materialistic 
spirit of our age that they are placing more value on ephemeral 
things than upon abiding realities? If this is true, is it not a serious 
matter? and is it not time for the ministers of God to cry aloud 
and spare not and do eveiy right and reasonable thing possible to 
turn the children of God back to a vital, blessed and power-giving 
fellowship with him? 

Some others who seem not to be very greatly concerned about 
the re-establishment of the family altar are suggesting that what the 
home needs is the prevalence of a religious atmosphere and the im- 
parting of religious instruction by the parents. They claim that the 
paramount need is that religion shall be applied to every phase of the 
family life and that young folks shall be inspired with right ideals 
and conduct. And we can give hearty assent to every word of it. 
They also assert that very often the old type of family worship 
drifted into a meaningless formalism which had little interest for 
the child and sometimes resulted in giving him a bad taste for relig- 
ion. We frankly admit that there is a measure of truth in this crit- 
icism, but assert that it does not militate against the proper use of 
family worship, any more than the occasional existence of formal, 
uninspiring church worship argues against the necessity of maintain- 
ing the right sort of public worship. Moreover it has long been 
recognized that our customary preaching services do not impart to 
the membership anything like the information necessary to build 
them up in the faith and make of them strong and intelligent ser- 
vants of God. We think it is fairly safe to say that the average 
sermon contains a very meagre portion of instnictive material, and 
the instruction that is thus given is generally very much unorganized 
and unrelated. We are not offering this criticism on this occasion 
with any thought of inducing an adverse attitude toward the aver- 
age sermon. Its merits doubtless greatly outweigh its demerits. We 
arc merely emphasizing the fact that the preaching service has 
proved inadequate to meet all the requirements of religious educa- 
tion. The church has devised and is devising, other means for mak- 
ing up this lack, but it still maintains this original and indispensible 

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functon of the ehureh — the preaching service. This teaches men 
how, and encourages them in, the practice of worship. It develops 
the religious emotions, focuses the affections, intensifies the allegi- 
ance, gives hope for despondency and strength for weakness. We 
cannot and will not, do without it, for we have no other somce of 
obtaining the help that it brings. Even so the home devotional ser- 
vice is essential to the highest development of our devotional nature 
and the most thorough impartation of the Christian spirit to the life 
of the home. It may be possible that the old-time family altar can 
be improved in many instances and made not only more worshipful, 
but more instructive, but no one has yet advanced any plan whereby 
either the training in worship or the instruction in Christian essen- 
tials can be accomplished so well as by the all-but-decayed institution. 
Until such a plan, is introduced, why not get back of a mighty effort 
to rebuild the family altar. It is scarcely aj more difficult task than 
Nehemiah undertook, nor more unpopular. 

Is It True? 

It is irritating to our American pride to learn of foreign criticism 
of our prosperous course. \ And yet it is well for us, for the sake of 
our own welfare, to occasionally make an effort to look at ourselves 
as others see us. If criticism has in it any considerable element of 
truth, we may profit by facing it squarely. And the criticism of the 
London Daily Chronicle is worth contemplating, even though it may 
be exaggerated, for if our beloved land is becoming materialistic and 
losing its idealism we ought not to evade the fact but to ackniwledge 
it and seek to remedy the evil. Under the caption, "American 
Wealth," the paper said: 

"The suction of America's great wealth is rapidly drawing 
in all that money can buy. There has been nothing like it before 
in the history of the world. The power of Home and Carthage 
was small compared with that which America wields today. All 
of this power, too, has been won not by the sword, not by phys- 
ical conquest, but by the new kind of imperialism peculiar to 
our industrial epoch — economic imperialism. Thus America has 
absorbed, unto herself nearly all the world's gold. Then nearly 
all the great works of art, which the impoverished owners in 
Europe are forced to dispose of in order to satisfy importunate 
tax-gatherers are acquired by her multi-millionaires. Directors 
of our art collections say quite frankly that they can no longer 
of our art collections say quite frankly that they can no longer 
hope to make new acquisitions against the competition of rich 
Americans. Whenever a library of valuable books is to be sold 
nowadays, the advertisements announcing the fact are headed 
'"To Americans visiting Europe." Tte great singers and actors 
flock to America and make in a few weeks enough to keep them 
for the rest of the year. Our skilled workers are migrating there 
also in large numbers." 

However unpleasant the criticism may be, we are persuaded that 
it points out a larger measure of tnrth than most of us 'have been 
willing to admit. It will do us no good to hide our heads in the sands 
of our ofi'ended pride. We may as well face the trath. To refuse to 
do so will only invite the elements of decay to more firmly entrench 
themselves. It will prove as true with) us as with the great nations 
of the past, that the nation that forgets God, that loses its idealism 
and becomes engrossed in materialism will not continue to survive. 

Brother J. L. Kimmel, pastor of the prosperous mission at Mun- 
cie, Indiana, indicates the splendid progress that the Sunday school 
'has been making, having thus far this, year risen to an average of 
154 in attendance. In a week of evangelistic services conducted by 
the pastor eight souls were added to the church roll. 

We are in receipt of the 1925 year book of the Long Beach 
church and note that it is as usual very complete. Brother Bauman 
keeps \eiy accurate records of his congregation's vital statistics and 
publishes them in the year book. It would be well if more pastors 
v.cre careful at this point. 

Brother E. M. Riddle calls attention to a coming event that 
should interest every Christian Endeavor society having ambitious 
higih school students. Here is an opportunity to try for a scholarship 
tc Ashlanid College. A number entered the contest last year, but 
many more should enter this year. Details will be supplied soon. 

One of the most valuable little hand books we have received 
comes from our Dayton church and styled "Year Book of the First 
Brethren Church School." It contains practically everything that 
one might wish to know about the organization work of this large 
sciido] and ^\ e commend them for its completeness and convenience. 

Our correspondent from Vandergrift, Pennsylvania writes en- 
couragingly concerning the progress of the work under the leader- 
ship of Brother J. E. Remple. T'he Sunday school has experienced a 
30 per cent increase and Senior and Junior Christian Endeavor so- 
cieties have been organized. Fourteen souls recently accepted Christ 
at the reg-ular services of the church. 

Occasionally you hear some one seeking to display his wisdom 
by telling how much better! te could have done a thing that another 
person has already accomplished. How foolish! It is one of the 
simplest things in the world to criticize something that already stands 
out before you. A much better test of resourcefulness and worth is 
to initiate something and to do it well. 

Wo are in receipt of a copy of the "Illustrated Daily News" of 
Los Angeles, dated February 22, and note in that issue a picture of 
four Occidental College students who are being presented by the 
president of that institution with scholarship awards. At the head 
of this quartet of successful students stood Brither Alva J. McClain, 
who also is valedictorian of the graduating class. We congratulate 
Bi other McClain upon his achievement. 

At a very successful evangelistic campaign conducted at the 
First Brethren church of Philadelphia, by Evangelist E. C. Miller 
and wife, seventy confessions and ten renewals were received, be- 
sides other important results. The First church takes justifiable 
pride in its life-work recruits. Perhaps no other church has supplied 
so many applicants for the ministry and missionary work of the 
church. "Brethren Day" a successful effort to raise enough money 
in cash and pledges to cover the old mortgage that has been hang- 
ing over this church, and to the pastor. Brother R. Paul Miller, is 
given t'he credit for planning and directing the undertaking to a suc- 
cessful conclusion. Brother L. S. Bauman preached the sermon on 
this occasion. 


We call your attention to Brother Lyon's statement on the Sun- 
day school page to the "Advantages and disadvantages of the Uni- 
form Lessons." Also be sure to read the advertisement on page 16. 

A Christian cannot maintain a deeply reverent and intimat« 
relationship with his Lord and at the same time display a careless 
regard for the Lord's Day. 

We sometimes hear a man shouting volubly, ' ' Glory to God, ' ' 
whom we wish might understand that God gets glory to himself from 
noble lives and unselfish service rather than from pious words 
thoughtlessly ascribed to him. 

Church leaders of organized protestantism are appealing to 
President CooUdge, who takes office by his own right this week, to 
send a message to the special session of the senate which convened 
ii!areh 4, requesting immediate action on the proposal for the 
United States to join the World Court. Recently Senator Borah, 
Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and who has been a 
bitter opponent to any form of co-operation with (European nations, 
became incensed because the people in such vast numbers were peti- 
tioning him to let the proposal come to a vote and cried out, Why 
lie they flood me with these (petitions)? It will mean that action 
will be delayed a year. When a public servant gets angry because 
the people use their constitutional rights to petition him, it looks as 
though he had ceased to be a servant of the people and had ceased 
to regard their wishes. S'o even further insistence on the part of the 
President that action on this matter be taken may prove futile with 
the few irreconcilable senators who are in control. 



MARCH 4, 192 ^ 


The Purpose of the Holy Spirit 

By L. G. Wood 

{Being a. Series of Lectures Delivered at the Pennsylvania District Conference, Johnstoivn, Oct. 12-17 , 1924. 

Published in Parts. Part VI) 

As the power of the Holy Spirit is revealed through his 
Personality and his personality the necessary basis of his 
power, so his PURPOSE comprehends both pei-sonality and 
power. Ijet us notice John's salutation to the seven 
churches of Asia: "John to the seven churches which are 
in Asia. Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, 
and which A\'as, and which is to come ; and from the seven 
Spiirts which are before his throne" (Rev. 1:4). The nu- 
meral "seven" is not used here to distinguish persons but 
rather relates to powers and purposes. The numeral 
"seven" is by all recognized as setting forth prophetic com- 
pleteness. Therefore as the "seven" churches comprehend 
the entire church life and characteristics; so the Spirit is 
called the "seven" Spirits, descri^Dtive of his perfect and 
diversified fullness of gifts, graces and operations. In the 
book of Revelation, which is the one prophetic book o,f the 
New Testament there is no less than fourteen series of 
"sevens" all used to express the thought of completeness. It 
is PURPOSE that is indicated when he is described as the 
world's REPROVER: "And when he is come he will RE- 
PROVE the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judg- 
ment: Of sin because they believe not on me (Jesus) ; o!" 
righteousness because I go to my Father, and ye see me no 
more; (He remains in Christ's stead to sustain the cause of 
righteousness) ; of judgment because the prince of this 
\vorld is judged" (Jno. 16:8-11). Som^' persons look upon 
the doctrine of TRINITY as the "mount that can not be 
touched" because there are some things about the Trinitj^ 
which they cannot understand. Inci'eed the revelation of 
three INFINITE PERSONS, to each other, constituting the 
JEHOVAH of the Old Testament and the LORD OF THE 
NEW TESTAMENT, cannot be fathomed by the finite 
mind; but God has so simplified himself through the Incar- 
nation of his only begotten Son. and the Spirit breathed 
revelation of himself, as to furnish eacli trusting soul a key 
to the door into his storehouse of divine mysteries. Mrs. 
Ed'dy produced what she called "The Key to the Scrip- 
tures." Old Russell, produced what he called The Divine 
Plan of the Ages." Joseph Smith claimed to have found 
God's last message on "Golden Plates." Elen G. White 
claimed that by direct revelation from God, she discovered 
that Lord's Day Worship was the "mark of the beast." Old 
Ben, (King Da:\'id 2nd) wore Ms hair long as a sign of 
Divine Wisdom, but these are an abomination to God, l)e- 
cause they discredit the simplicity of his OAvn revelation. I 
am persuaded that the key to divine revelation is found in 
the Revealer. To understand rightly, what God has revealed 
concerning himself is the key to ALL that God has revealed. 

There is a golden thread, found everywhere in the Holy 
Scriptures, which i-eveals God as consisting of three distinct 
but harm:onious persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There 
is both Unity and Trinity in the Godhead. God in relating 
himself to the needs of fallen! man, has done so throiigh the 
simplicity of his revelation of three beautiful and sublime 
personalities, as Father, Son and Holy* Spirit. The doctrine 
of the Trinity Avas the great stumbling stone to the Jews, 
when Jesus said: "I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE" 
(John 10 :30,. The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 
when he said: "I AM THE SON OF GOD" (John 10:36) ; 
they accused him of Ijlasphemy. Jesus identifies his words 
with the Father's: "For I spake not from myself; but the 

i^'ather that sent me, he hath giA'cn me a comraaudmeut, wf 
I should say, and what I should speak" (Jolui 12:49). j 
also identifies his life and Avork with the i'atlier's: "1 spe 
not from myself; but the Father abiding in me doeth ] 
«-orks" (John 14:10j. The tloly Spirit, as Ave have alreai i 
noticed, "does not speak of liimseif" but he Avill remij 
you of all that Jesus did in your behalf: "But the Cojl 
forter, even the Holy Spirit, Avhom the Father Avill send 
my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to yo 
remembrance all that I said unto you" (John 14:26). 

The Scriptures reveal Jehovah — God as three in PE. 
SONALITY, thi'ee in MiVNlFESTATION, three in OFFIC' 
WORK. The great commission, and the apostolic benedij 
tion, furnish ample proof that we are to recognize God 
his TRIUNE relation to us. "Go ye therefore and mal 
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name ■ 
the Father, and of the Sou, and of the Holy Spirit." "Tl 
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, ax 
the communion of the Holy Spirit, be Avith you all" (Mai 
28:19 and 11 Cor. 13:14). These also suggest a distiu' 
office Avork for each person of the adorable Trinity. Tl 
I'ather Avas not crucitied, neither Avas the Holy Spir 
brought before Pilate's judgment seat. The Father av; 
the representative of the Trinity in the woi-k of Creatic 
and Preservation. "In the beginning God created tl 
heavens and the earth" (Gen. 1:1). Again: "Let US mal 
man in our own image. ' ' This represents the Father < 
the speaker, but also suggests by the plural pronoun, tl 
l^resence of the WORD and the Ploly Spirit. The secor 
verstj in the Bible also says that ' ' The Spirit of God move 
upon the face of the waters." And Jolui begins his recoi 
of the Christ by this; "In the beginning Avas the WOR 
and the Word Avas AAdth God and the Word Avas God" (Jol 
1:1). This is the most beautiful tribute, not only to tl 
pre-existenee of the Christ but also to his Deity and his( I: 
carnation: "And the Avord became flesh and dAvelt amor 
us" (Jolm 1:14). 

May Ave notice hoAV the Father hath spoken : ' ' God, avI 
at sundi-y times and in divers manners spake in time pa 
unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last da; 
spoken unto us by his Sou, Avhom he hath appointed heir ( 
all things, by Avhom, also he made the Avorlds" (Heb. 1: 
21. The Son is the representative of the Trinity hi tl 
the .Sou that "paid the price" to purchase us back to Go 
There came a time Avhen the Father gave all things into h 
hands; "Jesus knoAA-ing that the Father gaA^e all things im 
his hands, and that he Avas come from God and went to God 
(John 13:3). He having completed the Avork of REDEMJ 
llON by the "offering of himself" and haA'ing provided tl 
foundatoin for JUSTIFICATION, he said to the disciple; 
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for yc 
that I go aAvay ; for if I go not aAvay, the Comforter Avill ni 
come unto you ; but if I depai't, I Avill send liimj unto you 

JohnstoAvn, Pennsylvania. 

(To be continued). 

tlome is Avhere the heart is ; and Avhere love is, the ai'i 
wilderness is as fair as a garden of fioAvers. 

MARCH i 1925 



Cultivating the Devotional Life of Girls 

By Mrs. E. M. Riddle 

Not all girls are situated under the same environment, 
lerefore we must consider this theme from different 

First of all girls A\'ho are reared in Christian homes 
ave opportunities and advantages that the non-christian 
ome does not afford'. Family worsliip is one of the best 
ays to cultivate the devotional life of a gkl. Let the girls 
now the worship is for the family and that each member 
lould have some part in it. Give them an opportunity to 
:ad the Scripture part of the time, also to pray, and if 
msic be used, have the girls play and join in song service, 
arents should let the girls know this is their opportunity to 
ommune with God. Then teach them to have their own 
rivate devotions with God. At an early age give them a 
lible of their very own, help them to choose i^assages which 
'ill be more easily understood and as they grow older they 
ill have a desire to delve more deply into the hidden 
jcrets and mysteries of God's great love and power. 

Then too a girl with a real Christian mother has a chest 
f treausres from which to draw at all times. She is ever 
jady and even anxious to give advice to her daughter; to 
elp guide her past the pitfalls and dangers of life that are 
Hady at all times to lure her to destruction. 

In early life I was well acquainted with a home ■\\iiere 
lirist reigned supreme. There was a fatlier and mother 
'hose love and patience ever ruled for their family of seven 
iildren. Early in life they ^vere taught to know God and 
is will for their lives. Today every one of them is guarding 
ad guiding a Christian home of his or her own. Does it 
ay? We all ausAver emphatically, Yes! 

Now the girl who has not this beautiful home, parental 
ive and environment, is the one to whom our hearts go out 
1 love and sympathy. Just now I am tliinlving- of a girl in 
lis environment. There is so mother to say "yes" when 
le opportunity of service comes to her, or to insist that she 
c to Sunday school, church or other religious ser-vice. But, 
a the other hand, she has a father who doesn't care. In 
lis instance the friends, neighbors and church people are 
Litting forth every effort to keep the giii in touch with the 
igher things of life, that as she grows older she may realize 

the real worth of a Christian life. Such girls need heart to 
heart talks from real mothers and from Sunday school 
teachers; they need the association of real Christian girls. 
Here is where our S. M. M. plays a vei-y vital part in the 
life of the young girl. 

Just recently our local organization entertained the 
older sisterhood girls, a banquet Avas served and a splendid 
program rendered, pointing from the past through the pres- 
ent to the future. It was astonishing to hear some of the 
younger girls giving talks of their desire for the future of 
our S. M. M. Such meetings are molding influences for the 
average girl. 

The high school and college girl should choose wisely 
and well her associates and not give up all home training 
and Christian influence just to be in a certain clique who 
care little for themselves. Eather she should let her home 
training and her Christian light sliine that she may draw 
those from the downward path to a higher plane of living, 
thereby bringing peace and contentment to her ov,n\ life, 
joy to her parents and blessings untold from her heavenly 

Girls, early in life, find your Savior, depend upon his 
guidance. He is a friend on -wiiom you can call Avhen all 
earthly help fails. Do not be afraid to ask him to help you 
plan your life that you may be of most service to those 
about you, thereby glorifying your Father which is in 

Another thing Avhich Avill help girls to cultivate a devo- 
tinal life' is tithing. As early in life as a girl begins eai-ning 
money, if it is only errand pennies as, a child she should be 
taught to set it aside to be used in his service. Try this, 
girls, you will find the remaining nine-tenths going farther 
for your owai use. Why? you ask. Because this is God's 
promise and he never fails to keep his promises. Then too 
there is a joy and satisfaction in your ovni heart because you 
kno\\' you have done his will, and he Avill bless you abund- 
antly. Once a girl feels keenly this obligation and tries to 
carry it out. her spiritual life irill be deepened and it will 
be easier for her to live more closely to him. 

Cultivating the Devotional Life of Boys 

By W. O. Nish 

We are undertaking such a tremendous task in dis- 
.issing this vital subject that we feel handicapped at the 
itset due to the lack of time in jjreparation and the space 
lotted. It is our hope that those interested M'ill not feel 
lat this is the last word on this all important topic. Men 
:'e giving their lives year aftei' year to this great problem 
id are free to acknowledge that they do not know it all. 
1 this brief article we would like to call your attention to 
>ur factors that enter into the solution of this timely prob- 
m which must be solved if we are to hold the 'teen age boy. 
hese are: first, the Intermediate Christian Endeavor; sec- 
id, the Sunday school and church ; third, the Community 
rogram; and lastly, looking forward into the Christian 
itizenship Training Program which is the latest program 
it for boys. 

ive one in your church? Or is it too much bother for some 
ie to take the responsibility of building Christian character 
1 this fruitful way? If somehow we might catch the vision 
: the wealth and power we have in our 'teen age boys, 
U'ely we would be more concerned about their Christian 
lundation. Think of the great possibilities for our boys in 
1 Intermediate Christian Endeavor! The problem of the 
ght kind of social life for them can be entirely soh-ed right 

hei'c. And where they are guided properly and allowed to 
conduct their own devotional programs it will be found that 
through their opportunity for self-expressoin the teaching of 
the) Sunday school and church will be harvested. Let them 
elect their officers who will carry the responsibilities of the 
society. These officers should include a Senior Advisor, who 
is to counsel with them on the programs and business. Pro- 
grams should be made out at least a month in advance and 
should include spirited song periods, business, special music, 
prayer, Bible readings, and discussion of live topics such as 
can be found in the Christian Endeavor publications. De. 
bates, when on a sound basis, are found to be profitable. 

Demoeracj'. Most of our Sunday school classes are con- 
ducted as an autocracy, the teacher having all the say re- 
garding the class and the boys very little. I wonder if your 
difficulty in holding the boys is right at this point. Or is it 
the matter of a teacher? We grant that it is not an easy 
task to always find the right kind of a teacher for a class of 
'teen age boys, but we fear that sometimes just anybody has 
been given this responsibility. Women teachers who are 
successful with 'teen age boys in a Sunday school class are 
few and far between. A man can challenge a group of boys 



MARCH 4. 1925 

in a way that a woman cannot. Let us be sure that we have 
the very best teacher possible who will give both time and 
thought to the boys. Preparation for the lesson is a mighty 
important matter. Boys know all too soon when the teach- 
ei is not prepared. The Editors of the Evangelist and the 
Educator are doing many things to make the material pre- 
sented more practical to meet the needs of those being 
taught. But still the graded lessons are not meeting the 
needs of the boy's religious life. More men who KNOAV 
BOYS are needed in the group that draft the International 
Sunday school lessons. Surely the Sunday school teacher 
should take advantage of the latest pedagogical methods 
such a discussion questions, assignments, debates, lecture 
and summarizing. 

The church can make the boys feel that they have a 
hearty M^elcoma to the services. Boys like to be challenged 
with sei^vice tasks. Thus the church should use them in 
ushering occasionally and in like undertakings where boys 
could serve. Special programs put on by the church for 
l3oys brings them into a closer fellowship -with it. The fu- 
ture of the Brethren church depends upon what kind of a 
Christian foundation we give these boys of today. 

COMMUNITY PROGRAM. The church that is really 
cultivating the devotional life of its boys is getting them 
irito the church during the week in upliftng programs. In 
other words, it has a week day community program of Relig- 
ious Education through which it is saturating the social, 
educational and physical life of the boy ■\'sdth Christian 
ideals. This type of program is only possible where the right 
man is available to take charge of it and the right methods 
used. Many have tried it to their sorrow because of the lack 
of proper supervision. A well planned program to take 
advantage of what equipment is available is also a key to 
success in this work. Each community has its own problem'^ 

to work out in carrying on such an endeavor. "We -will not 
go into detail along that line. Some have sponsored the Boy 
Scouts in the church with success and profit to all concerned. 
One criticism that came to us relative to this work in our 
church was that the Scouts do not have a well defined devo- 
tional program. If interested, you can answer this by scan- 
ning a Scout Manual. 

At the last National Conference a Commission was appointed 
to look into the possibility of boys of the Brethren church 
having some unified organization and program. The lay 
members of this commission in their search for something on 
which to base such an organization and program were di- 
rected to this timely program known as the Christian Citi- 
zenship Training Program. Men who have given years to 
vi'ork with boys claim this is the best program they have seen 
to get the real lasting results with the boys. It is on a four 
fold basis, namely, Intellectual Training Program, Physical 
Training Program, Devotional Training Program and Service 
Training Program. Each of these four have seven main 
headings which pertain to that siibject. Then each of these 
headings is sub-divided into tests on which the boy is graded. 
We will illustrate with the Devotional Training Program. 
Under this program we find these headings. Public Worship, 
Nature and Art, Church School Loyalty, Knowledge of the 
Bible, Story of Christianity, My Church and I, and lastly. 
Daily Devotions. There are two distinct programs, one the 
"Poineer" for boys from 12 to 14 years of age, and the 
other the "Comrade"' for boys 15 to 17 years of age. These 
groups meet once a week for a progi'am, grading and the 
passing of tests. One of the Brethren churches is now 
working this program with success. "Write if interested. 

Y. M. C. A., Massillon, Ohio. 

A Scolding 

By G. C. Carpenter 

Physicians do not usually tell their patients the name 
of the medicine administered, but the above title is the exact 
name of the medicine prescril3ed in this brief writing, and 
we hope that all having the symptoms described will take 
a full dose. 

The BRETHREN EVANGELIST ought to be as helpful 
as possible to its subscribers and through them to the whole 
church. One thing necessary to that end is a generous 
^veekly grist of up-to-date live church news from the 
churches of the brotherhood. This is lacking in large part. 
There are a few items each week, but only a few. 

If each church would i-eport at least once every quar- 
ter, or more often if thei'e is something doing, the church 
news department would need no outsde filling and the use- 
fulness of the church paper would be greatly enlarged. The 
number of churches reporting would be increased three hun- 
dred or four hundred per cent. 

Why not? The editor surely will welcome such news, 
Ari'itten briefly and to the point. He wants it. The readers 
of the paper will not fail to read it, and they will be thank- 
ful for the added inspiration and informatoin. Most read- 
ers, when the EVANGELIST arrives, look first for the news 
fx'om the churches. The local church that reports its doings 
will be strengthened thereby. The members of that church 
^vill read first the writeup from their own church, and they 
^\■\l\ rejoice and take courage. 

Who shall report? The preacher may, if he is not too 

busy or too 1- y. An appointed member of the church 

may seiwe as reporter if such be the plan of the local church. 

Some churches have not been represented in the news 
department of the EVANGELIST for a whole year and some 
have been silent much longer. "What is the matter? Dying 

or dead or alive and negligent? If sick, say so, open confes- 
sion may stir to action. 

This scolding is for every church that needs it, large or 
small, and for every preacher that needs it, big or little. It 
is selfish to rob the whole church of the help that each 
r-liiurch can give in this way. Reader, if your church needs 
this medicine- please see that it takes it according to direc- 
tions. The quarterly business meeting of the church is an 
opportune time to plan for the treatment if symptoms war- 

Let us remember that the Editor alone cannot supply 
this lack. He needs the co-operation of every church. Come 
on. pastors and churches, let's make the EVANGELIST 
floubly helpful by quadrupling the amount of church news 
f^ach week. May the Lord bless and use this' friendly scold- 

Ha.gerstown, Marvland. 


Throughout the new year there are two looks that are 
vital — The outlook and the uplook. Sometimes the outlook 
makes us afraid, but the uplook vdll give us courage. "When 
the outlook is dark and dreary, the uplook will reveal a 
ray of heavenly light that will lead us over experiences 
that would make our hearts afraid. — Christian Observer. 

"Should we succeed in comprehending God, be able to 
reduce him to a formulae, explain him fully, we woi;ld at 
once cancel our need and dependence upon him." — Braun. 

Exercise your highest faculties— Come to church. 

MARCH 4 1925 




The Revival the Church is Needing 

By C. C. Grisso 

(A sermon preached in the First Brethren Church of Warsaw, Indiana, on Lord's Day morning, Feb- 
ruary 1. Scripture — Psabns 51:1-13). 

The real need of tliis old world is a genuine revival of 
religion. The wisdom, of the centuries have added little to 
the suggestions found in the above Scripture as to how it 
can be brought about. There is much religion in the world 
today that doesnt' make men spiritual. There is much 
Christianity that doesn't make men Christlike. There must 
come a genuine revival of righteousness, of right living, and 
right thinking, if we are to secure the approval of God and 
the confidence of men. The most conservative thinkers are 
telling us that not only "crime waves" are sweeping our 
land, but waves of materialism, modernism,, and 
indifference on the part of the church. Editors of secular 
magazines are stoutly maintaining that an old-fashioned 
revival of religion is needed for the sake of business and 
the prosperity of the country. 

There are some of God's people who feel that the M'orld 
is plunged so deep in sin, and in the "falling away," and 
that the apostasy of the last days has taken such a firm grip 
upon the church, that there can he no hope of a revival be- 
fore the Lord comes. But the church must be prepared to 
meet him. It must become as a bride adorned for her hus- 
band. She must walk with him in white. She must be pre- 
sented unto him a "glorious church, having neither .spot or 
wrinlde, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and 
without blemish." 

When and where and how is this revival to begin? If 
a church is cold and spiritually dead it will be impossible 
to get the fii'd through it, to burn on the outside. Unrevived 
Christians are poor conductors of spiritual life. The pastors' 
preachmg can reach the world only through the hearts and 
lives of Ms OAvu people, and if they are not impressed by it. 
they cannot expect the sinner to heed it and beleive it, and 
by won by it. This is the great and all important lesson for 
us to learn — that if a deep, abiding, and mighty work of 
grace is to be accomplished in the community, we must first 
of all get ourselves close to Christ and have a new infilling 
of the Holy Ghost. In order to influence those M'hom wc 
hope to win and permeate society with the Christian spiint, 
the church itself must be at the highest point of spiritual 
vigor. She is the leaven that is to leaven the lump. She was 
not founded for her own sake, but for the sake of the 

The Revival We Need 

I. Of Non-Conformity to the World. — The preacher of 
the twentieth century needs to preach more frequently from 
Romans 12.2, "And be not conformed to this world, . . . that 
ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and per- 
fect, will of God," or from I Peter 2:9, "But ye are a chos- 
en generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation- a peculiar 
people: that ye should show forth the praises of him who 
hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." 
God meant to impress men of the world with the saintliness 
of his own people. But the witness of a separate and sanc- 
tified life in too mnay instances is gone. The worldliness 
of the church is a fact so obvious that we cannot close our 
eyes to it. There seems to be no longer a clear line of de- 
marcation between the church and the woi'ld except in the 
fact of church membership. 

AVhat is to be done? "Come out from among them, and 
be ye separate." The Lord insists upon a certain definite 
positive separation from the world. Too long, like Sampson 
of old, has the church been content to pillow her head in the 

lap of the world, and just so long has she been shorn of 
power, and blessing and victory. I know when the revival 
will come, I know when our churches will be crowded to the 
doors, I know when the preachers -wall preach Avith a new 
note of triumph, I know when sinners will flock into the 
Ivingdom as never before, — it will all take place when with 
one accord we begin to live our profession. 

II. The continuous revival of the church of the first 
century was due to the fact that they continued ' ' steadfastly 
in fellowship." 'Our M'ork is never acceptable with God, 
-which we do \vhile not living in fellowsliip \vith his people. 
How many times has division, and discord, and jealousies, 
and bickerings, and strife, and contention crept into the 
church separating heart from heart and hand from hand. 
Oh ! hoAv much different it woiild be, my brethren, if we could 
alwaj's heed the injunction of St. Paul when he said, "Let 
all bitterness and wrath and anger, and clamour, and evil 
speaking be put away from you, -with all malice : and be ye 
kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, 
even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Yes, the 
Holy Spirit woi-ks his mightiest works through a united 
church. A .single member may make a rent in the body, and 
grieve and hinder the work of the Holy Spirit. 

The Brethren church, we believe, is a whole-Gospel 
chui'ch. It is our supreme pui'pose to give to the world in 
these days an example of implicit and complete obedience 
to Christ and his Gospel. A¥e claim to have reproduced 
primitive Christianity, and in many respects we have, yet 
there is one most precious teaching of our Lord that we are 
A\oel'ully neglecting. This teacliing you will find in the 
eighteenth chapter of Matthew's Gospel. Listen to it once 
more. "If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and 
tell him his fault between thee and him alone." And again, 
"How oft shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? 
Till seven times! I say not tmto thee, Until seven times: 
But, Until seevnty times seven." I'll tell you, we may aot 
be responsible for the making of enemies, but we are re- 
sponsible for keeping them. God's word is plain, we must 
be right A\'ith one another, or his spirit cannot work through 

Then again we need to know that we cannot approach 
God's throne acceptably if we are not li\ang in fellowship 
one A^dth the other. "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to 
the altar, and there rememberest that thy lirother hath 
angbt against thee : leave there thy gift before the altar and 
go thy way: First be reconciled to thy brother, and then 
come and offer thy gift." 

III. A Revival of Interest in the House of God. 
Is attendance at the house of God M'orth while? Yes, if 
the salvation of the world is worth while. For the sake of 
others we must sanctify ourselves. With the divine pur- 
pose in founding the church have we not a right to ask that 
every member of his church be present at every regidar ap- 
pointment of the church imless pro^adentially kept away? 
I know there are many enticing things that the devil is 
dealing out in these days to keep folks from the house of 
God. But if we love the Lord, and love his house, he v.n.l\ 
find our greatest joys and greatest plea.sures among the 
faithful, in his house, on his Holy Day. 

How can we better honor the Bridegroom than to honor 
the Bride? "A day in his courts is better than a thousand. 
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than 



MARCH 4, 1925 

to dwell in the teuts of wickedness. ' ' Attend and engage in 
the services of the house of God. There is none so strong 
in the faith, but what you may become stronger. Your souls 
must be edified, your hearts comforted, and your lives made 
more spiritual. Your attendance ^\'ill iniiuence others to 
attend. If God's people are not there how can we expect 
the ungodly to be there ? Brethren, I do not hesitate to say 
that the greatest hindrance to the onward march of the. 
church of Jesus Christ in any community is the half-hearted, 
disinterested non-church-goer. We shall win the world if 
we win the church. There is a sermon for evci-y Christian 
in the words of Voltaire, "I have no expectation that I will 
he able to destroy Christianity as long as vast multitudes 
of people attend the churches one day in every -week." 

IV. We need a revival of Witness'ing- for Christ. The 
early disciples of our Lord said, "We are his witnesses." 
No age has been without her great witnesses for Christ, and 
none has ever had a greater need than the present. Evils arc 
around us on every side. Moralists are treasuring up wrath 
against the day of wrath ; the mdifferent are becoming more 
indifferent ; the negligent more negligent ; the dry bones still 
dryer. Thus the great work of the church is to enlist ever>' 
member in the heaven appointed task of being a living wit- 
ness for Jesus Christ. There is work to be done everywhere. 
Every individual has a part in it, and if he does not do it, 
it will not be done; an influence to exert; a kind word to 
speak, and if he does not .speak it, it will not be spokeu 
The call today is for Christians, young and old. to join head 
and heart, body and soul in the work of testifying for the 
Master. What are you doing in the Sunday school, in the 
church, in the missionary society for Christ? What has been 
your testimony for him in our home and in your business 
affairs for Christ. This leads me to say finally — 

V. There must come a new vision of our responsibility 
to lOthers. "When I say unto the wicked. Thou shalt surely 
flie ; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn 
the wicked from his way, to save his life ; the same wicked 
man shall die in his iniquity ; but Ms blood will I require at 
thy hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not 
from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die 
in his iniquity ; but thou hast delivered thy soul. " Oh ! 
AVhat a tremendous responsibility is this! This is no easy 
task that he has assigned us. All of us shall have to learn 
something of the fine art of suffering for his sake, if we will 
be his true representatives in this sinful world. Have Ave 
been true to our tnist? Can we put our hands upon our 
hearts now and look God in the face and not tremble? 

"Must I go and empty handed? 
Thus my dear Redeemer meet? 
Not one day of service give him ? 
Lay no trophy at his feet? 

' ' Oh ye saints arouse, be earnest ; 
l^p and work while yet 'tis day: 
Ere the night of death o'ertake you. 
Strive for souls while yet you may." 

Listen to this love-story. The scene is laid on Calvary's 
hill. The Son of God is dying upon "an old rugged cross," 
His brow is crowned with thorns. His hands are torn with 
spikes, his side is pierced with a spear. All nature is re- 
sponding to his dying agony; the earth trembles; the moun- 
tains quake; the sunl refuses to shine. God's Son is dying. 
But listen! "It is finished!" The great plan of redemption 
has received its finishing touch and God and sinners are 
reconciled. What shall be our answer to such love? Shall 
we not respond with hearts and hands and all that we have, 
freely laid upon his altar? Even so. Oh blessed Master!" 

"Take my life, and let it be 
Consecrated Lord to thee." 
Warsaw, Indiana. 

®ur Movsbip iproGtam 


TEMPTATIONS— Luke 4 : 1-14. 

Pray each day, as Jesus taught, that you may not be 
Jed into temptations, and that you may be strength ned 
against every one that overtakes you. 

THE SIN OP DEGEETFULNESS— 2 Kings .5:15-27. 

Pray that you may not allow the sin deception to enter 
your heart, for be assured that you will deceive no one 
more than yourself. 


MID-WTEEK SERVICE— Use "Our Devotional" for 
private and family worship. If unable to attend the 
church prayer meeting, invite others to join you in a 
prayer service in your home, or have a special worship 
program by members of your own family. 


Pray that you may not only acknowledge Ood's laws 
with your lips, but that they may become in vei-y truth 
the guiding principles of your life. 


Pray that you may give ready and willing obedience 
to every instruction and command of your Master that as 
his disciples you may be successful fishers of men. 

THE REVIVAL NEEDED— Ezekiel 37:1-10. 

Pray that God may revive the hosts of church members 
who are dead to all interest in the church and the King- 
dom by the operation of Ms Spirit upon their lives, re- 
membering how great is the power of a righteous man. 

GOD'S' HOLY DAY— Use the sermon for private or 
family devotions, or for a homo worship program. The 
latter may well be planned if you cannot attend church 
worship, inviting friends to join you, assigning to differ- 
ent persons various parts in your program, asking a good 
reader to read the sermon and all to join in the singing. 
— G. S. B. 


Will H. Brown 

No one is fighting harder for the nullification of the 
18th Amendment than the tobacco men of the nation. A 
few years ago tobacco organs became very indignant be- 
cause anti-tobacco writers and others sometimes mentioned 
liquor and tobacco together, as associate evils. They became 
particularly aroused over the custom of some bu.siness con- 
cerns in discriminating against a person "who diinks and 
smokes," or, a \viiter who would refer to some well known 
man as one who "does not use liquor or tobacco." 

Even though liquor advocates protest that the 18th 
i^mendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of intox- 
icating liquor, can not be enforced, the tobacco men are 
complaining that its enforcement, even in part, is hurting 
the tobacco business. Here is one proof, if more proof i;i 
needed : 

The Chicago Leaf Tobacco Merchants' Association sent 
a letter to over 7,000 cigar manufacturers in the central 
■west territory, in the month of April, 1924, urging them to 
"write at once to your congressmen and senators, request- 
ing them to vote for 'remedial leg-islation ' in relation to the 
enforcement of the 18th iVmendment, so as to 'permit the 
manufacture and sale of 2.75 per cent beer.' " 

The reason given for this request was as follows , 
"Thousands of places that fonnerly did a good cigar busi- 
'' y lii'cn closed Because of this hundreds of cigar 
manufacturers have lost business or closed up entirely." 

In other words, the more men drink, the more thej 
smoke. The drink calls for a smoke and the smoke calls 
for a drink — if it can be obtained. Tobacco is simply stand- 
ing by its wounded and dying brother. John Barleycorn. 

MARCH 4. 1925 




Strength from Daily Devotions 

I Bp Goldie J. Richards 


And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypo- 
ites are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues 
id in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of 
icn. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But 
nou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when 
lou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in 
■cret; and thy li^lher which seeth in secret shall reward 
lee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, 
, the heathen do ; for tliey think that they shall be heard 
ir their much speaking. Be not therefore like imto them : 
ir your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, be- 
ire ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye -. Our 
ather which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy 
ngdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven 
ive us thifj day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, 
; we forgive our debtors. And- lead us not uito temptation, 
it deliver us from evil; For thine is the kingdom, and the 
)wer, and the glory, forever, amen. For if ye forgive men 
eir trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you : 
at if ye forgive not men their tre.spasses, neither will your 
ither forgive your trespasses (Matt. 6:5-15). 


Devotion is the expression of such a state of mind in 
irticular acts and instances of a religious nature. Devotion, 
bile it brings with it the most entrancing delight, is a call 
the gi-eatest exertion of spiritual energy. The way to it 
through conscience. A man niust\ know what, he is to do 
id be. To abide in God, who thus revealed himself to us, 
what, for us, are such undeniable facts, is devotion, and 
like^^dse the purpose of devotion is not fulfilled until it is 
anslated into activity. It means the decision of the will 
favor of good. A spirit of devotion is one of the greatest 
essings and the want of it one of the greatest misfortiines 
at a Christian can experience. When it is present it ren- 
!rs every such act interesting and comfortable to ourselves. 
is felt within us -when ^ve are assembled with our family 
family prayer. It is the spirit of devotion tlrat leads ns 
church, to the congregation of our fellow-Christians there 
sembled, and. it returns us to our homes holier, happier 
id better. But that which greatly enhances its value to 
ery anxious Christian is that it affords to himself a proof 
at his heart is right with C4od. When it is followed by the 
istinence from sin and endeavors after virtue by a-\^oiding 
il and doing good, the proof and satisfaction to be drawn 
om it are complete. 

Wherever the virtue and unadulterated spirit of Chris- 
m devotion prevails, its immediate objects will be to adore 
e perfection of God; to entei-tain with reverence and com- 
acence the various imitations of his pleasiire, especially 
ose contained in holy writ ; to acknowledge our absolute 
ipendence on and infinite obligations to him. The effects 
■ such a spirit feelingly expressed before him, must surely 
' important and happy. 

Jesus, in the New Testament, teaches us to "Continue 
eadfastly in jDrayer." Is it his will that we should be for- 
mer on our knees? No, for work is prayer if done for him. 
■"e should set aside a portion of each day for prayer and 
;mmunion with God, but, we should not forget him at all 
her times: we should carry with us throughout the day 
.at attitude of devotion. In the ancient church -whenever 
was practicable, daily service was established, at which 
'ery clergyman was compelled to attend under pain of 
spension or deprivation whether it was his duty to officiate 
' not. lU] some churches a daily celebration of the Lord's 

supper seems to have been recontmended and to some extent 
practised. There are found testimonies on this subject, one 
of which says, "It is the will of our Lord that we should 
raake our offei-iug at his altar frequently and without inter- 
mission." We do not need to make long prayers M-ith high 
sounding words of praise, for Jesus hears and answers the 
humblest prayers. Deeds and kind acts are powerful but 
mere words weak. 

Life has its burdens which none may escape, for sorrow 
comes into our lives uninvited, robbing our hearts of the 
treasures. But hope in the heart makes the burdens seem 
lighter though weak may be those on whom, the burdens are 
pressing, foi- stout is the heart that is strengthened by 

Our lives are influenced in a great many different ways. 
^Vhat a difficult thing it would be to sit down and ti-y to 
enumerate the diff'erent influences by -svhich our lives are 
affected — influences of other lives, of nature, of place and 
circumstances, of Ijeautiful sights passing before our eyes, 
of painful ones; the voices of friends and of pr-eachers 
preaching, but, to me, the greatest and most strengthening 
influence of life is the hour spent daily with God. How 
much we are strengthened by our daily devotions, how much 
Ijiggei- and better are our lives when that spirit of devotion 
is erer present ivith us ! It is the spirit of devotion that 
gives us strength and courage to overcome difficulties and 
obstacles and makes our tasks and burdens lighter. Some- 
times difficulties may kick us harder than we bargained for, 
but they, like thieves, often disappear at a glance. It takes 
courage to speak our mind and .stand for those things Ave 
know to lie right, yet the effort is less than many takes it 
to be and the act is worthy of a king. 

There are three great words of strength, faith, hope and 
love, but the greatest of these is love. For God so loved the 
world, th